lay to rest

[lay to rest] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To put a dead person into agrave or tomb; bury.

President Kennedy was laid to rest inArlington National Cemetery.

2. To get rid of; put away permanently;stop.

The Scoutmaster's fears that Tom had drowned were laid torest when Tom came back and said he had gone for a boat ride.

Therumor that the principal had accepted another job was laid to restwhen he said it wasn't true.