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forty winks

plural noun

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a short sleep
  • after turning the boat over to the first mate, the captain went below decks for forty winks

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“Forty winks.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forty%20winks. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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