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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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Kate gets ready to jump, right, as Lily catches some rays Moss be mad.