not sleep a wink

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

not sleep at all.
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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.
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And I had the best night's sleep ever on Wednesday night, whereas the missus didn't sleep a wink.
Despite the shock of the sting that was like "something out of Love/Hate" and not being able to sleep a wink the night before the big race, Gary decided to run the marathon anyway.
But McCulloch, who bagged 14 goals in Wigan's title charge last term, says he will not sleep a wink if Paul Jewell's outfit are embarrassed at the JJB Stadium on Sunday.
The proud dad said: "I was quite calm about the whole thing and slept soundly all night but my wife did not sleep a wink.