lay to rest

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lay (something) to rest

To stop or finish discussing, thinking about, or focusing on something. OK, I think we have to agree to disagree. Let's just lay the issue to rest and stop arguing. Why are you still being so jealous? I thought we'd laid this all to rest ages ago.
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lay someone to rest

Euph. to bury a dead person. They laid her to rest by her mother and father, out in the old churchyard. We gather together today to lay our beloved son to rest.
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lay to rest

1. See lay at rest.
2. Bury someone, as in She wanted to be laid to rest beside her husband. This usage replaced the earlier go to rest. [Late 1800s]
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References in classic literature ?
I am less affected by their heroism who stood up for half an hour in the front line at Buena Vista, than by the steady and cheerful valor of the men who inhabit the snowplow for their winter quarters; who have not merely the three-o'-clock-in-the-morning courage, which Bonaparte thought was the rarest, but whose courage does not go to rest so early, who go to sleep only when the storm sleeps or the sinews of their iron steed are frozen.
We wanted Arthur to go to rest also, but he refused at first.
They were fatigued, and would have preferred to go to rest without proceeding any farther; more especially, in order to prevent the king walking about in the evening with M.
We were to be out before breakfast, and were to dine early, and were to be out again before and after dinner, and were to talk in the garden after tea, and were to go to rest betimes, and were to climb every hill and explore every road, lane, and field in the neighbourhood.
When you're one embossed towel away from a nervous breakdown, there are places you can go to rest your weary feet and regain your acumen, all within a few blocks of the New York home textiles market.
About 1,000 firefighters were still committed to the fire either managing a major fire camp where fighters go to rest and regroup or on the fire line extinguishing any remaining flare-ups.
Now he will go to rest in Spain near his and Gill's home there that he loved but found too little time to enjoy during his rushed life.
Individuals with fewer deficits in activities of daily living (ADL) but who need supervision over diet and/or medication usually go to rest homes.