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not get a wink of sleep

To not get any sleep. Our newborn son is rather colicky, so my wife and I haven't gotten a wink of sleep the last few nights.
See also: get, not, of, sleep, wink

not sleep a wink

To not get any sleep. Our newborn son is rather colicky, so my wife and I haven't slept a wink the last few nights.
See also: not, sleep, wink

(one) hasn't lived (until)

Has not experienced something particularly enjoyable or exciting (that the speaker is currently talking about). If you've never been to our private island, then you haven't lived! Well, you haven't lived until you've been to our private island—it's heaven.
See also: live

haven't seen hide nor hair of (someone or something)

To have not seen any trace or evidence of someone or something. I don't know where Mike went. I haven't seen hide nor hair of him all day.
See also: hair, hide, nor, of, seen

not have a pot to piss in

rude slang To be broke or destitute It sounds like Betsy doesn't have a pot to piss in. So what makes you think she's going to loan you money?
See also: have, not, piss, pot

not have the foggiest (notion)

To have no knowledge or understanding about something. He doesn't have the foggiest notion how hard it is to run a business. A: "Do you know where the car keys are?" B: "I haven't the foggiest, sorry."
See also: foggy, have, not

(not) give a fig

slang To be concerned about someone or something. Typically used in the negative to convey the opposite. I don't give a fig about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't given a fig for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't give a fig.
See also: fig, give

(not) give two hoots

slang To be concerned about someone or something. Typically used in the negative to convey the opposite. I don't give two hoots about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't given two hoots for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't give two hoots.
See also: give, hoots, two

(not) give a toss

slang To be concerned about someone or something. Typically used in the negative to convey the opposite. I don't give a toss about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't given a toss for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't give a toss.
See also: give, toss

have not heard the half of it

To know a small part of how bad something is, but without understanding the complete situation; to underestimate or be uninformed about how bad a situation really is. Our bosses think that this is a major setback, but they haven't heard the half of it. We're months, not weeks, behind schedule! A: "I heard you and Terry were going through a tough time." B: "Oh, you haven't heard the half of it."
See also: half, have, hear, not, of

not move a muscle

1. To not move at all; to stay completely still. When I looked down and saw the snake, I didn't move a muscle until it slithered past me. Sit still until I come back, do you hear me? Don't move a muscle!
2. To not do anything, especially in a situation when one should help. You didn't even move a muscle when I came in with the groceries. A little help next time. The kids have been glued to the TV all day not moving a muscle.
See also: move, muscle, not

Haven't I seen you somewhere before?

 and Haven't we met before?
a polite or coy way of trying to introduce yourself to someone. Bob: Hi. Haven't I seen you somewhere before? Mary: I hardly think so. Bill (moving toward Jane): Haven't we met before? Jane (moving away from Bill): No way!
See also: seen, somewhere

(I) haven't got all day.

Fig. Please hurry.; I'm in a hurry. Rachel: Make it snappy! I haven't got all day. Alice: Just take it easy. There's no rush. Henry: I haven't got all day. When are you going to finish with my car? Bob: As soon as I can.
See also: all

(I) haven't seen you in a long time.

Fig. an expression of greeting, often said as part of a series. Mary: Hi, Fred! Haven't seen you in a long time. Fred: Yeah. Longtime no see. Tom: Well, John. Is that you? I haven't seen you in a long time. John: Good to see you, Tom!
See also: long, seen, time

(I) haven't seen you in a month of Sundays.

Rur. I haven't seen you in a long time. Tom: Hi, Bill Haven't seen you in a month of Sundays! Bill: Hi, Tom. Long time no see. Bob: Well, Fred! Come right in! Haven't seen you in a month of Sundays! Fred: Good to see you, Uncle Bob.
See also: month, of, seen, Sundays

(It) hasn't been easy.

 and Things haven't been easy.
Things have been difficult, but I have gotten through. Bill: I'm so sorry about all your troubles. I hope things are all right now. Bob: It hasn't been easy, but things are okay now. John: How are you getting on after your dog died? Bill: Things haven't been easy.
See also: been, easy

not move a muscle

to remain perfectly motionless. Be quiet. Sit there and don't move a muscle. I was so tired I couldn't move a muscle.
See also: move, muscle, not

not sleep a wink

not to sleep at all. I couldn't sleep a wink last night. Ann hasn't been able to sleep a wink for a week.
See also: not, sleep, wink

haven't

see under not have.

haven't seen hide nor hair of someone/something

If you haven't seen hide nor hair of someone or something, you have not seen them, although you expected to. I haven't seen hide nor hair of her since those days. Note: You can also say that you haven't seen hair nor hide of someone or something. After nearly two weeks in Australia, I hadn't seen hair nor hide of a kangaroo. Note: A hide is the skin of an animal, especially the tough skin of a large animal.
See also: hair, hide, nor, of, seen, something

not sleep a wink

If you do not sleep a wink, you do not sleep at all although you try hard to. This was my first Grand Prix win of the season and I was so excited I couldn't sleep a wink that night. Note: You can also say that you do not get a wink of sleep with the same meaning. The hotel was so noisy, I didn't get a wink of sleep.
See also: not, sleep, wink

not have a pot to piss in

be very poor. North American
See also: have, not, piss, pot

not sleep (or get) a wink (or not get a wink of sleep)

not sleep at all.
See also: not, sleep, wink

you haven’t ˈlived

used to tell somebody that if they have not had a particular experience their life is not complete: You’ve never been to New York? You haven’t lived!
See also: live

not move a ˈmuscle

(of a person) stay very still, without moving: The patient didn’t move a muscle for weeks.
See also: move, muscle, not

not sleep a ˈwink

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not get a ˈwink of sleep

not sleep at all: I didn’t sleep a wink last night because I was worrying about my driving test.
See also: not, sleep, wink
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Together with partners Jon and Russell Scott, they established Havens Wine Cellars in 1984.
Introduced in 1992, Bourriquot, a Bordelaise slang word for a horse with its own mind, reflects the artisinal inspiration behind the wine grower's mission: with a mind of his own, Havens expects to take the risks that produce exciting wines.
Currently, Havens is president of The Havens Group, a Washington- based consulting firm.
mandate and to use the very substantial ground forces now in Central Bosnia for effective protection of safe havens.
In response, a growing number of companies relocated their corporate headquarters from the United States to various tax havens.
Havens assumed the position of senior vice president, wholesale marketing and northeast retail immediately following the merger of Ultramar and Diamond Shamrock in 1996.
Havens has enjoyed a 25 year, high-level sales and marketing career with Rhone-Poulenc Rorer and Warner-Lambert.
Simi Valley historian and Strathearn Historical Park director Pat Havens, who will be retiring after 30 years of teaching history at Simi Valley Adult School, holds a copy of her book, now in its fourth printing.
Jason Havens is a nationally recognized tax attorney.
2 million, which includes the cost of construction and building fees, Havens said.
LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cuts to the Chase," the brand- new FORWARD/Rhino album by legendary singer/guitarist/actor/activist and original Woodstock festival alumnus Richie Havens, is making an auspicious debut in retail stores and on America's airwaves this week (21).
Our mission is to make decorating your home fun and less intimidating, and to help empower our customers turn their homes into havens.
Both buildings were declared State Historic Landmarks in 1988, and both are noted in the National Historic Register, said Pat Havens, president of the Simi Valley Historical Society, which oversees the house.
Havens Wine Cellars today released its 2000 Hudson Syrah Reserve simultaneous with the winery's 20th harvest in the growing regions where it pioneered a cool-climate movement for "Right Bank" red wines in North America.