go to bed with the chickens

go to bed with the chickens
Fig. to go to bed at sundown— at the same time that chickens go to sleep. •

They say that farmers go to bed with the chickens.

We always go to bed with the chickens and get up early too.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To go to bed early at night. * /On the farm John worked hard and went to bed with the chickens./ * /Mr. Barnes goes to bed with the chickens because he has to get up at 5 A.M./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • go to bed with the chickens — {v. phr.}, {informal} To go to bed early at night. * /On the farm John worked hard and went to bed with the chickens./ * /Mr. Barnes goes to bed with the chickens because he has to get up at 5 A.M./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go\ to\ bed\ with\ the\ chickens — v. phr. informal To go to bed early at night. On the farm John worked hard and went to bed with the chickens. Mr. Barnes goes to bed with the chickens because he has to get up at 5 A.M …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get\ up\ with\ the\ chickens — • get up with the chickens • rise with the chickens v. phr. To rise very early in the morning. All the farmers in this village get up with the chickens. Contrast: go to bed with the chickens …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rise\ with\ the\ chickens — • get up with the chickens • rise with the chickens v. phr. To rise very early in the morning. All the farmers in this village get up with the chickens. Contrast: go to bed with the chickens …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bed — See: GET UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED, GO TO BED WITH THE CHICKENS, MAKE ONE S BED AND LIE IN IT, PUT TO BED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bed — See: get up on the wrong side of the bed, go to bed with the chickens, make one s bed and lie in it, put to bed …   Словарь американских идиом

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