What is the meaning of "on" in "don't hit snooze on"? "Hit snooze" means to press a button on an alarm clock that stops and resets the alarm for a short time later to allow for more rest. Thank you in advance!

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    Your quote tries to make "snoose on" a phrase. Instead, parse "on" with the next phrase: "on the floor", "on the picture", etc.
    – Lawrence
    Dec 25, 2021 at 23:48

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A typical use would be "hit snooze on the alarm clock"—the "on" refers to the location of the snooze button.

Searching the web for "hit snooze on" reveals colloquial/creative usages like

Don't Hit “Snooze” on Your Aspirations

Don't hit snooze on this deal.

Don't Hit Snooze on These 7 Delicious Brunch Dishes

It appears the idiom "Don't hit snooze on ____" is telling the listener not to ignore, dismiss, miss out on, or give up on some valuable opportunity/goal. The "aspirations" one could refer to postponement, because hitting snooze on an alarm clock postpones when the alarm will go off.


When you hit an alarm clock snooze button, you get to ignore the alarm and sleep a few more minutes.


The link shows a headline for a swimwear advertisement.

It asks us not to ignore the advert and "hit the button", and hence miss out on the $35 swimwear deal.

on takes the following meaning.

on preposition (TO)

A2 to or towards: The attack on the village lasted all night.

Cambridge Dictionary

  • Thank you all very much for your detailed explanations! Now I understand what it means.
    – Maurice
    Dec 26, 2021 at 2:24

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