catch forty winks

catch forty winks & take forty winks & have forty winks
Fig. to take a nap; to get some sleep. •

I'll just catch forty winks before getting ready for the party.

I think I'll go to bed and take forty winks. See you in the morning.

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See: FORTY WINKS.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • catch forty winks — See: FORTY WINKS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch\ forty\ winks — See: forty winks …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Catch forty winks — have a short sleep …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • catch forty winks — Australian Slang have a short sleep …   English dialects glossary

  • forty winks — {n. phr.}, {informal} A short period of sleep; a nap. * /When the truck driver felt sleepy, he stopped by the side of the road to catch forty winks./ Compare: SHUT EYE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • forty winks — {n. phr.}, {informal} A short period of sleep; a nap. * /When the truck driver felt sleepy, he stopped by the side of the road to catch forty winks./ Compare: SHUT EYE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • forty winks — noun sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed) • Syn: ↑nap, ↑catnap, ↑cat sleep, ↑short sleep, ↑snooze • Derivationally related forms: ↑snooze (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • forty winks — noun A short sleep, an extra sleep, a nap. As youre so tired, why not try to catch forty winks before you leave? …   Wiktionary

  • forty\ winks — n. phr. informal A short period of sleep; a nap. When the truck driver felt sleepy, he stopped by the side of the road to catch forty winks. Compare: shut eye …   Словарь американских идиом

  • forty winks — informal a short sleep during the day. She just had time to put her feet up and catch forty winks before dinner …   New idioms dictionary

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