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.
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