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*snug as a bug in a rug
Cliché wrapped up tight, warm, and comfortable. (Playful; often used when addressing a child. *Also: as ~.) The bedroom in Aunt Jane's house was cold, but after she wrapped me up in four or five quilts and put a stocking cap on my head, I was snug as a bug in a rug and ready to go to sleep. Alan: Are you warm enough? Jane: Yes, I'm as snug as a bug in a rug.
snug down (some place)
to become comfortable and warm in a place. The cat snugged down at the foot of the bed. Finally the children snugged down and we could go to sleep.
be as snug as a bug in a rug(humorous)
to feel very comfortable and warm because you are in bed or under a cover You get in your nice warm bed with your teddy and you'll be as snug as a bug in a rug!
snug as a bug in a rug
Very cozy and comfortable, as in During the blizzard we had plenty of firewood and stayed in the cottage, snug as a bug in a rug . This expression, thought to allude to a moth larva happily feeding inside a rolled-up carpet, was first recorded in 1769 and probably owes its long life to the rhyme.
To prepare some vessel to weather a storm, as by taking in sail or securing movable gear: The sailors snugged down the ship. Let's snug the boat down before the storm comes.