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catch some Z's

To get some sleep. In illustrations such as comics, three (or more) Z's are often used to represent sleep or snoring. We've got a pretty long layover before our next flight, so I'm going to try to catch some Z's at the gate. Jeff's upstairs catching some Z's. It's been a hard week for him.
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catch some Zs

 and cop some Zs; cut some Zs
to get some sleep. (In comic strips, Zs are used to show that someone is sleeping or snoring.) I gotta catch some Zs before I drop. Why don't you stop a little bit and try to cop some Zs?
See also: catch, zs

catch some z's

Take a nap, go to sleep, as in I stayed up all night studying so I'd better catch some z's. This term alludes to the buzzing sound of snoring. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
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catch some Zs

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you catch some Zs, you sleep. Danny glanced at his watch and decided he'd go catch some Zs.
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catch (or bag) some Zs

get some sleep. US
The expression is based on the graphic use of a series of Zs to represent snoring.
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catch/get some ˈZ’s

(informal, especially American English) sleep: I headed home to catch some Z’s before our night out.
In this expression, Z’s is pronounced /zi:z/ (or sometimes /zedz/ in British English), and is used in cartoons to represent the sound people sometimes make when they sleep.
See also: catch, get

catch some Zs

and cop some Zs and cut some Zs
tv. to get some sleep. Why don’t you stop a little bit and try to cop some Zs? Max pulled over to the side of the road to catch some Zs.
See also: catch, zs