lay (someone or something) 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.
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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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lay something to rest

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put something to rest

If you lay something such as fears or rumours to rest or if you put them to rest, you succeed in proving that they are not true. His speech should lay those fears to rest. I am determined to put to rest these rumours that we are in financial trouble.
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lay something to rest

soothe and dispel fear, anxiety, grief, and similar unpleasant emotions.
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lay somebody to ˈrest

(formal) bury somebody: He was laid to rest beside his parents.
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lay something to ˈrest

stop something by showing that it is not true: The media speculation about their relationship has finally been laid to rest.
See also: lay, rest, something
References in classic literature ?
I shall bear it better when I have looked once more at the place where I first saw her--when I have knelt and prayed by the grave where they have laid her to rest.
In the verse, entitled England's Rose, Hamilton, 32, wrote: The day we lost our Nation's Rose Tears we cried like rivers flowed The Earth stood still As we laid her to rest, A day you & I Will never forget.
The TV presenter, who grew up in Prestatyn, revealed that her mother Jean had died in a touching post as she laid her to rest on Monday.
The callous 46-year-old pilfered flowers from Edinburgh's Seafield Crematorium left in memory of 88-year-old Margaret Mitchell just hours after her relatives laid her to rest.
Those were the words which echoed through St Bede's Chapel as family and friends of Rachel Wilson, pictured above, finally laid her to rest, 10 years after she died.
THE family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher finally laid her to rest after a moving service today.
The charge comes five days after Miss Neale's mother Margaret Binns laid her to rest at a service in St Stephen's in Belle Vale Road, Gateacre.
The arrest comes three days after Miss Neale's mother Margaret Binns laid her to rest at a service in St Stephen's in Belle Vale Road, Gateacre.
Paul said: "When my mother passed away we laid her to rest at home and thought it would be fitting to do the same with my father.
The family of tragic Margaret Willis finally laid her to rest yesterday - after a legal wrangle over the burial.
Thinking she was dead, they wrapped Tink in kitchen roll, dug a foot-deep grave in the garden and laid her to rest.
THE parents of tragic Emma Caldwell wept and held hands yesterday as they laid her to rest - 898 days after she went missing.
The mum, who has not been named, was meant be interred alongside her relatives, but Aberdeenshire Council workers laid her to rest in another family's lair.
A DISTRAUGHT couple who discovered their dead daughter's brain was secretly removed have finally laid her to rest after the organ was sent back in a jar.