the sandman

Definition of the sandman

used to refer to sleep as an imaginary man who makes people sleepy by sprinkling sand in their eyes
  • The kids want to stay up late, but they are fighting off the sandman.

Word by Word Definitions

sandman play
  1. : a genie in folklore who makes children sleepy by sprinkling sand in their eyes


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to suppress quietly or indirectly

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