snooze

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catch a snooze

To sleep or take a nap, especially of a short duration. I prefer getting the bus to work in the morning rather than driving, because it gives me a chance to catch a snooze on the way.
See also: catch, snooze

you snooze, you lose

If you wait too long to do something, that opportunity might become unavailable. The phrase can be used as a warning for events to come, or to describe past things that one has already missed. Come on, we have to get to the bakery early, before all the donuts are sold out! You snooze, you lose! A: "Aw man, I can't believe I missed the chance to meet my favorite author." B: "Well, you snooze, you lose."
See also: lose

you snooze, you lose

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
People say you snooze, you lose to mean that if you do not pay attention, you will miss a good opportunity. Do your shopping now while there are good deals: remember, you snooze, you lose.
See also: lose

snooze

(snuz)
1. in. to sleep; to take a little nap. I snoozed a little bit before the party.
2. n. a little nap. Why not go up and take a little snooze?
3. n. something that is boring enough to put someone to sleep. The play was a snooze. I left before it was over.
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In the mean time, the snoozed email appears as "read email" until the timer goes off.
Pigs snoozed contentedly in their new homes at the fairgrounds while their owners supplied water, food and wood shavings to keep them comfortable during the 11 days of the fair.
5 hours per night, and 14 other people who typically snoozed more than 7.
3 -- color -- ran in SAC edition only) Neighbors line up to watch and film the capture of a bear that snoozed in a Saugus family's garage.
The vigorous prime minister of Great Britain snoozed regularly to keep up his energy.
Some stargazers killed time by reading magazines such as Premiere and playing games such as ``Movie Mania,'' while others snoozed under blankets and in sleeping bags.
I hopped aboard the vehicle and soon found myself skirting the compound where Asian elephants tossed hay on their backs (their version of sunblock, we were told by the driver) lions snoozed in the sun, rhinos stood around looking like rocks, goiter gazelles and deer clustered under a lonely tree, and a water buffalo tried to pull lunch in the form of feed bags off the back of a truck.