catch the sun

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catch the sun

To get sunburned. I caught the sun at the beach last weekend, and now my back hurts so much that I have to sleep on my side! I made sure to pack you some extra sunscreen so that you don't catch the sun on your trip.
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catch the sun

1 be in a sunny position. 2 become tanned or sunburnt. British
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catch the ˈsun

become red or brown because of spending time in the sun: Look at the colour of you! You really caught the sun, didn’t you?
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Catching The Sun by Tony Parsons, Harper Collins, priced pounds 7.99.
Catching The Sun is the latest foray into fiction by journalist Tony Parsons, best-known for his novels One For My Baby, Man And Wife, and Man And Boy.
More than 35 years later, Mike was under the surgeon's knife at Murrayfield Hospital, Thingwall, Wirral - and being asked to recall what he had always dismissed as a minor case of catching the sun.
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WOUND UP: Sadie does her yoga; ALONE: She seems lost in her thoughts; GRIN AND BARE IT: Sadie makes a call while catching the sun; Pictures: JOHN ALEVROYIANNIS/JEREMY DURKIN/ALBAN DONAHOE