sleep a wink

not sleep a wink

  also not get a wink of sleep
to not sleep at all I was so excited last night - I didn't sleep a wink. I didn't get a wink of sleep on the plane.
See tip the wink
See also: sleep, wink
References in classic literature ?
Philip made so much noise that I couldn't sleep a wink.
Only that the neglected garden had failed to grow food for them, they would always have lived in the solitary Blue Forest; but now they had started out to mingle with other people, and the first place they came to proved so interesting that Ojo could scarcely sleep a wink all night.
We obtained permission to go without much difficulty, although the spring evening was wearing late, for Aunt Janet said she supposed none of us would sleep a wink that night if we didn't.
So they went away and let the Scarecrow and Ozma alone; but Dorothy could not sleep a wink all night.
She'd be so excited that she wouldn't sleep a wink.
I remember too, Miss Andrews drank tea with us that evening, and wore her puce-coloured sarsenet; and she looked so heavenly that I thought your brother must certainly fall in love with her; I could not sleep a wink all right for thinking of it.
Why, I shouldn't sleep a wink for a week, if I had a batch of pies like dem ar.
Oh, it drives me half-mad to think of it, and I can't sleep a wink at night.
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.