lay at rest

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lay at rest

Also, lay to rest; set at rest. Satisfy, settle, as in I'll take care of it; you can set your mind at rest, or The arbitrator is sure to lay these questions to rest. [Late 1300s] Also see at rest; lay to rest.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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