Do the math: By the time you've paid for the mattress, you'll have no money left to hide under it.
You tell Hassan to have the Iraqi army soldiers check the mattress.
Harris confesses that he sleeps with a loaded gun tucked under his mattress, where he can easily grab it.
late 13c., from Old French materas (12c., Modern French matelas), from Italian materasso and directly from Medieval Latin matracium, borrowed in Sicily from Arabic al-matrah "the cushion" (cf. Spanish almadraque "mattress," Provençal almatrac), literally "the thing thrown down," from taraha "he threw (down)."