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be (as) snug as a bug in a rug

To be warm and cozy, typically while wrapped in blankets. My daughters are all snug as a bug in a rug watching a movie together. I hate the cold weather, so I look forward to bedtime—when I can be as snug as a bug in a rug.
See also: bug, rug, snug

snug as a bug (in a rug)

Very warm and cozy, typically while wrapped in blankets. My daughters are all snug as a bug in a rug watching a movie together. I hate the cold weather, so I look forward being snug as a bug in bed.
See also: bug, snug

snug down

1. To secure the equipment, gear, or parts of a ship or other seafaring vessel that could be damaged or blown away in preparation for an oncoming storm. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "snug" and "down." We scrambled to snug down the sailboat as the wind and rain began to intensify. I found myself wishing I had my wife with my to snug the yacht down at the end of the day.
2. To settle into a very warm, comfortable, cozy position. When I was in my twenties, I loved to go out to parties on Friday nights, but now I'm happy to just snug down in front of the TV with a good movie.
See also: down, snug

*snug as a bug in a rug

Cliché wrapped up tight, warm, and comfortable. (Playful; often used when addressing a child. *Also: as ~.) The bedroom in Aunt Jane's house was cold, but after she wrapped me up in four or five quilts and put a stocking cap on my head, I was snug as a bug in a rug and ready to go to sleep. Alan: Are you warm enough? Jane: Yes, I'm as snug as a bug in a rug.
See also: bug, rug, snug

snug down (some place)

to become comfortable and warm in a place. The cat snugged down at the foot of the bed. Finally the children snugged down and we could go to sleep.
See also: down, snug

snug as a bug in a rug

Very cozy and comfortable, as in During the blizzard we had plenty of firewood and stayed in the cottage, snug as a bug in a rug . This expression, thought to allude to a moth larva happily feeding inside a rolled-up carpet, was first recorded in 1769 and probably owes its long life to the rhyme.
See also: bug, rug, snug

snug as a bug in a rug

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone is as snug as a bug in a rug, they are very warm and comfortable, usually in a bed. Kitty was curled up in bed, as snug as a bug in a rug.
See also: bug, rug, snug

snug as a bug (in a rug)

extremely comfortable. humorous
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(as) snug as a bug (in a rug)

(informal, humorous) very warm and comfortable: In his sleeping bag he’ll be as snug as a bug in a rug.
See also: bug, snug

snug down

v.
To prepare some vessel to weather a storm, as by taking in sail or securing movable gear: The sailors snugged down the ship. Let's snug the boat down before the storm comes.
See also: down, snug

snug as a bug in a rug

Singularly comfortable; well entrenched. The expression, which alludes, presumably, to the clothes-moth larva happily feeding inside a rolled-up carpet, dates from 1769 (Stratford Jubilee, unknown author) and, probably owing to its rhyme, has remained current. Benjamin Franklin used it in a letter to Miss Georgiana Shipley (1772): “Here Skugg lies snug As a bug in a rug.”
See also: bug, rug, snug
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Specific improvements to the line include softer, snugger diapers with a back waistband; improved fit and containment as well as hypoallergenic and fragrance free liners, available through size 5 and in training pant styles; alcohol-free baby and kid wipes in 10 assorted scents including new Soothing Shea Butter, Lavender and Green Tea; and FDA-approved baby formula in 5 varieties.
With a more sloping windscreen, lower seating and a snugger fit, the coup feels quite a bit removed from its hatchback stablemate although much of the switchgear is easily recognisable.
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offers the LifeStyles Large condom as well as the LifeStyles Snugger Fit variety.
To that end the company, which manufactures the LifeStyles brand, has debuted larger size condoms as well as those offering snugger fits.
Demand was more sluggish than originally expected, while production issues resulted in snugger supplies and lower exports.
There is a snugger version of this on a raised area by the dancefloor, but it looks constantly under siege from punters.
They rescued him, made a fuss and put a cushion on the radiator to make it even snugger.
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And the kit now includes professional gloves, which provide a snugger fit to ease application.
Theoretically, you could cut the plywood in advance, but you'll get a much snugger fit if you measure each frame after it's assembled.
Will British women have to cinch in their waists Sophia-Loren style to fit the Italian pattern while studies have found that French women, for example, prefer a snugger fit, and may also be slimmer.
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