catch some rays

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catch some rays

To spend time in sunlight, often by sunbathing. I love laying on the beach and catching some rays. Now that it's sunny again after so many rainy days, we should get out and catch some rays.
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catch some rays

 and bag some rays
Fig. to get some sunshine; to tan in the sun. We wanted to catch some rays, but the sun never came out the whole time we were there. I went to Hawaii to bag some rays.
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catch some rays

Sunbathe, as in I want a good tan so I think I'll go catch some rays. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
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catch some ˈrays

(especially American English, slang) sunbathe (= sit or lie in the sun, especially in order to go brown): Let ’s go to the beach and catch some rays before the sun goes down.
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catch some rays

and bag some rays
tv. to get some sunshine; to tan in the sun. We wanted to catch some rays, but the sun never came out the whole time we were there. I want to get out on that beach and bag some rays.
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Whatever the British weather, many families are looking forward to jetting off abroad to catch some rays. And good sun protection is a vital part of enjoying the sunshine, particularly for children.
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The pair let their nine staff members work anywhere in the world and treat them to luxurious getaways to catch some rays.
One of Grey Street's most famous haunts has a roof terrace that offers a great vantage point to catch some rays.
Posing in a very tiny bikini, Ellie showed off her gym-honed physique as she lay sprawled across her outdoor sofa to catch some rays.
The pair allow let their nine staff members work anywhere in the world and treats them to luxurious getaways to catch some rays. Their staff have spent time trekking through jungles in Thailand, watching football matches in Goa and enjoying the sunset on exotic beaches with a cocktail in hand.
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MERSEYSIDE basked in 23 degrees of glorious sunshine with many heading to Chavasse Park, in Liverpool One, to catch some rays. Birkenhead soldier Daniel Oxley - pictured, right, with his dad, Brian - spoke of his determination to run again after a bomb blast in Afghanistan cost him three of his limbs.
The sun shone high in the sky yesterday as people hit parks and beaches to catch some rays after a miserable summer.
TOP NOTCH TENERIFE CATCH some rays in Tenerife at the five-star Hotel Arona Gran.
A new beach has been opened in Abu Dhabi - but it will cost Dhs25 for the public to catch some rays on the sandy shores.
As they lay down to catch some rays the reality star couldn't keep her hands off her hunky man and was seen playing with his hair.
Where is the council''s form I have to fill into get a free pounds 20,000 grant to catch some rays? Whilst private landlords are allowed and in fact are welcome to upgrade their rented properties out of their own pocket, surely publicly funded bodies like councils are not allowed to experiment in this way under the guise of lowering their carbon footprint.
It can be tempting at the first sign of the sun to wear as little as possible and catch some rays, but there are some things to remember before you head out to your garden, the beach or park.
There are mischievous donkeys, old dears on holidays and teens anxious to catch some rays. Corrina says: "This production is an affectionate picture of life in a British seaside resort.