lay\ to\ rest

lay\ to\ rest
v. phr. informal
1. To put a dead person into a grave or tomb; bury.

President Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

2. To get rid of; put away permanently; stop.

The Scoutmaster's fears that Tom had drowned were laid to rest when Tom came back and said he had gone for a boat ride.

The rumor that the principal had accepted another job was laid to rest when he said it wasn't true.


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