lay to rest

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lay (someone or something) to rest

1. To bury someone who has died. Paul will be laid to rest on Saturday, and I plan to go to the funeral service.
2. By extension, 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.
See also: lay, rest

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.
See also: lay, rest

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]
See also: lay, rest
References in classic literature ?
Can I do anything to help them before you go to rest to-night?
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.
Nor did the striking of the clocks, hour after hour, appear to inspire him with any sense of drowsiness or any natural desire to go to rest, but rather to increase his wakefulness, which he showed, at every such indication of the progress of the night, by a suppressed cackling in his throat, and a motion of his shoulders, like one who laughs heartily but the same time slyly and by stealth.
The King, who never doubted the truth of this tale, bade his son go to rest at once and recover from the fatigues of the night; but he himself went and ordered many feasts to be held in honour of the preservation of the wonderful fruit.
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.