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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

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

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

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
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Perhaps the shop is purposefully kept small in order to ensure snugness, warmth, familiarity with the tea and, too, so that there isn't a spare inch left for snobbishness.
Some parents may have been put off swaddling if they've encountered straitjacket-style swaddles that pin their baby's arms, but they will love our Cocooi Baby Swaddle which provides the perfect balance of familiar snugness and freedom to move.
Its retractable hardtop provides the snugness of a closed coupe when up, and, at the push of a button, lowers in just 20 seconds when you want the unique feeling of top-down driving.
Overall, spot prices have stayed firm, near prime levels due to material snugness.
Sheepskin makes a great rug too, and its warmth and softness is perfect for the bedroom, minimising the wrench as you leave the snugness of the duvet on a nippy morning.
Unless it's an external lock, then the snugness of the fit with the receiver holes determines whether they stay put.
Which was the better view - the real-time strain of every sinew, human and equine, over the last, or now, the snugness of the aftermath?
Acquired by Summer Infant earlier this year, the renowned SwaddleMe(R) soothes infants and reduces symptoms of colic by recreating the soothing snugness of the womb.
No one else may know that your lingerie is the ultimate in sexiness and snugness but you do and that's the important thing.
In the early years he made all the stilettos, sandals, mules and boots himself, and to this day they still use only the softest leathers and most precise molds for maximum snugness.
Of course, going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark is not much fun, but remember the end reward: closing your front door on a wet, dark night to collapse in front of a warm television in the snugness of your own living room.
Night-time: Very heavy by the morning and the shape had lost some of its snugness but there were no leakages.
If you find you are having problems operating your DVR or digital camcorder, double-check to ensure the gadget is turned on, test all wire connections for snugness, verify that the batteries are installed correctly - or, yes, at all - and that your power source is up and running.
SNOODS All the snugness of a scarf without the annoyance of wrapping it, winding it, tying it and losing it.
Weather-proof and water-resistant on the outside, they're fully lined with an insulating acrylic fleece for toe to ankle snugness.