sleep a wink

idiom

Definition of sleep a wink

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

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“Sleep a wink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sleep%20a%20wink. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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