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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.

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

DON'T HIT SNOOZE ON $35 SEPARATES

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

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  • 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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