And great men set out from port in conditions that keep lesser men—such as myself—safe and snug on shore.
Eating turkey and pie in their home districts, no doubt, snug by the fire as visions of spending cuts dance in their heads.
It was a few weeks before Christmas but not all creatures were snug in bed.
1590s, "compact, trim" (of a ship), especially "protected from the weather," perhaps from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse snoggr "short-haired," Old Swedish snygg, Old Danish snøg "neat, tidy," perhaps from PIE *kes- (1) "to scratch" (see xyster). Sense of "in a state of ease or comfort" first recorded 1620s. Meaning "fit closely" is first found 1838. Expression snug as a bug in a rug attested by 1769; earlier snug as a bee in a box (1706).