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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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Catching some rays Sunbathing in Paisley's Barshaw Park recently are Caitlin Sloey and Jennifer Brownlie
[USA], Aug 16 (ANI): Sunbathers, you may want to avoid raiding the fridge in the middle of the night before catching some rays as according to a recent study, eating habits affect skin's protection against the sun.
NOON Relax on Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro, with a sweet, strong caipirinha while catching some rays. NIGHT A meal at the stunning Oblix restaurant in London's Shard before zipping out to Vienna, Austria, for a boozy night in the bars around the city's manic Bermuda Triangle area.
CATCHING SOME RAYS: Doris enjoying the sun, as sent in by Greg Ward, of Tile Hill SHELL-BOUND: Stan the tortoise, as sent in by Jayne Bacon, of George Park Close, Wood End CHILLING OUT: Chris and Barbara Saunderson, of Elmdene Road, Kenilworth, sent in this picture (above) of their cats Florence (grey) and Oliver (black and white relaxing MAX-IMUM LOVE: Seven-month-old German shepherd Max, as sent in by Hardip Shouker, of Stivichall Croft, Styvechale, who said: "He is such an adorable and loyal dog - we love him."
The "Bethenny Ever After" star was catching some rays by the pool when she showed off her 42-year-old stunning beach bod for the "girls only" trip.
The 53-year-old was papped catching some rays while frolicking in the surf in Barbados, and it appeared fleet-footed Flatley was holding his stomach in after spotting the camera lens.
Writing a book about the Aloha State--sounds like a nice excuse for catching some rays, right?
The pair can be seen here holding the Echo in front of a cow on Candolim beach, North Goa, where, according to Sheila and Jean, it is not unusual to see cattle catching some rays and swimming in the sea.
Catching some rays can curtail Seasonal Affective Disorder
WITH summer just around the corner, it's the time when people like to enjoy spending their weekends in the garden, whether it's having a barbie, hosting a garden party or simply just relaxing in the sun with an ice cold drink and catching some rays.
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According to United Solar Systems, the cost quoted by systems engineer Terence Parker ("Catching Some Rays," House & Home, November/December 1999) does not accurately reflect the approximate cost of an average solar roofing system using UNI-SOLAR products.
Nonetheless, for the first several decades, "catching some rays" proved a riveting adventure.
In the new stills, (http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2012/10/mad-men-season-six-photos-hawaii-jon-hamm-jessica-pare) published by Vanity Fair , fans can catch a glimpse of Don and Megan catching some rays on the beach.
SUCK IT AND SEE: Miley Fullarton (2) and Ellie-Mae Little (3) take a refreshing break and (right) Sylvia Hesketh and Joy Wardrop of Phil Mead House enjoy some summer sport CATCHING SOME RAYS: Carla Crilly (left) and Megan Powner grab some time in the sun during lunch at Tile Hill Wood School and (above) Jasmine Nur enjoys a good read in Gosford Park