snooze button


Definition of snooze button 

: a button on an alarm clock that stops and resets the alarm for a short time later to allow for more rest

called also snooze alarm

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Many used an alarm, even if just as a backup to hedge against oversleeping, but the idea of hitting the snooze button first thing was a complete no-no to them., "The Morning Routine: How To Start Your Day Like A Boss," 15 May 2018 But she has been known to hit the snooze button once or twice. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Could You Be Best Friends With Hoda Kotb?," 4 Sep. 2018 In the early part of this uneven season, the Flyers were the team that hit the snooze button a few too many times. Sam Donnellon,, "Flyers, ailing Michal Neuvirth lose 5-3 to Caps," 31 Jan. 2018 Usually, stand-ins are used for Hollywood presenters, who prefer to hit the snooze button. Fox News, "The Latest: Glenda Jackson wins best actress in a play Tony," 10 June 2018 Limit your options The inventor of the snooze button obviously wasn't keen on morning exercise. Stanley Kay,, "Sarah Sellers Offers Advice on Training Like an Elite While Working a Full-Time Job," 7 May 2018 Starting Wednesday, the company is rolling out new features like snooze buttons and a sidebar with a new task-management system. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Gmail Is Getting a Long-Overdue Upgrade," 25 Apr. 2018 Part of what Hosmer can bring to the Padres, on days when the bat decides to pound on the snooze button, is reading a play like that and racing to within 90 feet of a victory. Bryce Miller,, "Subtle impact of Eric Hosmer reveals itself, even on the tough days," 29 Mar. 2018 Sluggish starts continue Much like the previous two games against UConn and Clemson, Louisville was still hitting the snooze button for the first quarter of the game. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Instant analysis: Louisville women's basketball routs Boston College with balanced attack," 15 Feb. 2018

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of snooze button

: a button on an alarm clock that stops the alarm from making noise for a short time so that the sleeper can rest for a few more minutes

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