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(one's) final resting place

The location where one's body is interred after death. After I die, I want my ashes to be buried with the seed of an oak, so that instead of a headstone, I might have a new, living tree mark my final resting place.
See also: final, place, resting

rest (squarely) on (someone's) shoulders

To be or become the sole responsibility of someone. I never intended for the company's well-being to rest on your shoulders, but you're the only one who can take over for me while I'm ill. With my father gone, putting food on the table for the family rests now squarely on my shoulders.
See also: on, rest, shoulder

rest on (one's) oars

To relax after achieving a goal or doing a physically strenuous activity (such as rowing, as the phrase suggests). I know you're happy to have won the election, but you can't just rest on your oars—you need to start planning your first act as class president now. After painting all morning, I had to rest on my oars for a bit before I moved on to the next room.
See also: oar, on, rest

resting bitch face

rude slang A perpetually angry or sullen look on one's face when it is "resting" or neutral (not intentionally making any expression). This phrase is typically only used to describe women. I'm not mad, I just have resting bitch face. She looks grumpy but she just has resting bitch face. She's actually very approachable!
See also: bitch, face, resting

bitchy resting face

rude slang A perpetually angry or sullen look on one's face when it is "resting" or neutral (not intentionally making any expression). This phrase is typically only used to describe women. I'm not mad, I just have bitchy resting face. She looks grumpy but she just has bitchy resting face. She's actually very approachable!
See also: bitchy, face, resting

rest upon (something)

1. To be placed on or supported by something else, especially in a temporary or unusual manner. The television rested precariously upon a wobbly old stool. Sorry, my computer was resting upon some of your papers.
2. To lay or lean something on top of something else, especially gently and temporarily. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rest" and "upon." You can rest the box upon this stack of magazine while I clear some space on the workbench. Here, rest your leg upon this pillow to help the swelling go down.
3. To recline or lie on something as a means of recuperating. Let me know if you need any help, I'm just going to rest upon the sofa for a little while.
4. To rely, depend, or be contingent on someone or something. A peaceful resolution to this conflict rests upon the two countries' leaders engaging in meaningful, productive talks. You can't just rest upon the success of your first novel to remain relevant with readers, you have to always be striving for bigger and better things.
See also: rest, upon

rest on (something)

1. To be placed on or supported by something else, especially gently and temporarily. The television rested precariously upon a wobbly old stool. Sorry, my computer was resting upon some of your papers.
2. To lay or lean something on top of something else, especially gently and temporarily. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rest" and "on." You can rest the box upon this stack of magazine while I clear some space on the workbench. Here, rest your leg upon this pillow to help the swelling go down.
3. To recline or lie on something as a means of recuperating. Let me know if you need any help, I'm just going to rest upon the sofa for a little while.
4. To rely, depend, or be contingent on someone or something. A peaceful resolution to this conflict rests upon the two countries' leaders engaging in meaningful, productive talks. You can't just rest upon the success of your first novel to remain relevant with readers, you have to always be striving for bigger and better things.
See also: on, rest

rest up

To relax so as to recover, recuperate, regain one's energy. Be sure to rest up tonight—tomorrow's game is going to take everything we've got! We pushed ourselves to the limit on that last project, so the whole team needs a bit of time to rest up.
See also: rest, up

one's last resting place

Euph. one's grave. Daddy has gone to his last resting place. I want to be beside her in her last resting place. One's luck runs Out Fig. one's good luck stops. My luck ran out, so I had to come home. She will quit gambling when her luck runs out.
See also: last, place, resting

rest up (from something)

to recover or recuperate from something tiring. I need about a week to rest up from my long travels. I'll need a few days to rest up.
See also: rest, up

rest up (from something)

to recover or recuperate from something tiring. I need about a week to rest up from my long travels. I'll need a few days to rest up.
See also: rest, up

rest up

v.
To relax and replenish energy in preparation for later strenuous activity: The baseball players rested up for the big game.
See also: rest, up
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Every 10- to 22-BPM rise in resting heart rate above 50 BPM was associated with a 16 percent increased risk of death, the study authors wrote in the journal Heart.
If your resting heart rate is consistently above 90 or 100, that's not a good thing," Dr.
On the flip side, a consistently low resting heart rate may cause symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness or fainting, increasing the risk for falls.
Sometimes the resting heart rate is quite low and it has nothing to do with fitness," she says.
Tell your doctor if your resting pulse is inexplicably high or low, especially if you feel weak, dizzy, or faint.
A low resting heart rate may result from an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) and use of drugs such as beta blockers--atenolol (Tenormin[R]) and metoprolol (Lopressor[R]) are examples--and calcium channel blockers, which include amlodipine (Norvasc[R]), verapamil (Calan[R]) and others.
A consistently elevated resting heart rate also may be a result of emotional stress, Dr.
Wait at least an hour after consuming caffeine and one to two hours after exercise or a stressful event before you check your resting heart rate.
If the temperature and humidity are high, your resting pulse may increase, but usually not more than five or 10 beats per minute.
On the basis of their findings, the researchers calculated that every 10 to 22 additional beats per minute in resting heart rate increased the risk of death by 16 percent, overall.
We found that irrespective of level of physical fitness, subjects with high resting heart rates fare worse than subjects with lower heart rates.
My only parting shot and bit of advice is to be consciously consistent when it comes to using a rest--any rest--plus experiment a lot until you find rests and methods of resting that suit your range conditions, your style of shooting and the firearms that you shoot.
To test candidate hair growth enhancers, Uno takes 4-millimeter skin biopsies from the scalps of test animals and compares the proportion of growing and resting follicles before and alter application of experimental compounds.
For example, when follicles regenerate after a resting phase, they penetrate the outer layers of skin in much the same way as cancer cells invade surrounding tissues.
Relative risks for death (from heart disease, cancer and all other risks increased with increases in resting heart rate).