sleep a wink

idiom

informal
: to sleep for even a very brief time
used in negative statements
I didn't/couldn't sleep a wink last night.

Examples of sleep a wink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And didn't sleep a wink !! Georgia Slater, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2023 Some hunters may not sleep a wink on the eve of the season opener. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 27 Oct. 2022 Didn't sleep a wink, caught in between not believing the news and trying to make sense of what is happening. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2022

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“Sleep a wink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sleep%20a%20wink. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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