lose sleep over


: to worry about (something) so much that one cannot sleep
usually used in negative statements
I'm disappointed about their decision, but I'm not losing any sleep over it.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But some analysts noted there is little sign of a deeper fissure in the Russian elites, and Putin won’t lose sleep over Karakulov’s comments. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 5 Apr. 2023 So, cry for Meredith and the medical dangers inevitably ahead, but don’t lose sleep over her ultimate mortality. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 20 Nov. 2020 But on this list, that’s not enough for anyone to lose sleep over. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2023 Fortunately, there's no need to lose sleep over mounting receipts. Sarah Lemire, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Nov. 2021 Don’t lose sleep over inequities when dividing up expenses since your turn will likely come around. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2020 Harden is unlikely to lose sleep over such a perception. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 2 May 2023 And while definitely unpleasant, a minor and uncomplicated bite usually heals within a few days to weeks and is nothing to lose sleep over, says Dr. Hunter. Women's Health, 1 May 2023 But what none of them can deny is that loads of muskies are caught year over year by people that don’t lose sleep over muskie fishing. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 25 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Lose sleep over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20sleep%20over. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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