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Soak up the rays

Idiom:  to Soak up the rays. This phrase acts like a verb.  What’s the meaning of “soak up”? – It means to “take in”, “absorb”, like a sponge. Rays? Rays are narrow beams of light, usually rays of the sun.So, “to soak up the rays” means “to tan”! Example: Our sunny season is over but there’s still time to jump on a plane and soak up some rays on one of the beaches in Hawaii.This idiom is from LSI’s book ” Speaking Transitions”. For more information, please visit

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