One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Take a rest, especially when reclining with one's feet raised and supported.
relax, take a rest, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, pause, have a break, take a break, unbend, repose, laze, idle, loaf, do nothing, take time off, slack off, unwind, recharge one's batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, sit back, sit down, stand down, lounge, luxuriate, loll, slump, flop, put one's feet up, lie down, go to bed, have a nap, take a nap, nap, catnap, doze, have a siesta, take a siesta, drowse, sleepView synonyms
- ‘Sale's try-scoring wing-wizard is staying on in Australia and will put his feet up and rest after a stamina-sapping Lions tour.’
- ‘I'm always glad to get home, put my feet up and relax.’
- ‘When it comes time to pump, find a nice, relaxing environment, put your feet up, listen to music, and try not to think about work.’
- ‘We need a part of the town where people can relax, put their feet up and, in the summer especially, enjoy the good weather.’
- ‘There is a wide range of activities there, including a cyber cafe, as well as a place to relax and put one's feet up.’
- ‘Rather than putting his feet up for a well-earned rest following his tour, Peter brought fun and laughter to the hospice.’
- ‘We trained a little and managed to put our feet up for a deserved rest and a little bit of sun.’
- ‘The Great Hall is a place to relax and put your feet up, not to feel that your culture is inferior to another.’
- ‘Why not put your feet up in your plush recliner and snuggle up in your $1,000 cashmere throw?’
- ‘It's cosy, and the perfect place to put your feet up and relax with a well-earned pint.’
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