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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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If a user Snoozes someone or something, nobody will be notified of that, and alternatively, if a user is Snoozed, they won't know either.
When a user comes across a post on Facebook either from a group, or a person, that they don't want to see posts from anymore, it's easy to Snooze that person or group.
Business Casual by Cha Cha Royale portrays in uniquely angled, brightly-lit photographs, laid back professionals engaged in luncheon meetings, taking afternoon snoozes or cigarette breaks and making phone calls on the run.
s ethical watchdog snoozes while the political wolves raid the public henhouse.
As the last ember flickers in the fireplace, the big old bear snoozes in his chair, a contented smile on his face.
Photo: (Color) The Sleepytime Bear snoozes at the Cele stial Seasonings factory.
The Snoozester Sleepyhead Index ranks areas within the United States based on how likely their residents are to hit the snooze button.
Glasgow-born Darius, 23, started to snooze as soon as model Jacqui hit the sunbed.