catch forty winks

catch forty winks

 and take forty winks; have forty winks
Fig. to take a nap; to get some sleep. I'll just catch forty winks before getting ready for the party. I think I'll go to bed and take forty winks. See you in the morning.
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Do you prefer to catch forty winks at a stopover between flights, so you can sleep the jetlag away and board the next plane refreshed?
The rooms, which start from pounds 25 for four hours, are comfortable and surprisingly quiet given their location, and are the perfect place to catch forty winks without the hassle of getting to the terminal on time.
Managers, groundsmen, caterers and other staff gave up their beds to catch forty winks in the workplace so they were ready to get to work again on Sunday morning.
For a moment I thought they were all off to catch forty winks.