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stack Z's

To get some sleep. We've got a pretty long layover before our next flight, so I'm going to try to stack some Z's at the gate. A: "Where's Jeff?" B: "Upstairs stacking Z's. It's been a hard week for him."
See also: stack

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.
See also: catch

big Z's

Sleep. In illustrations such as comics, three (or more) Z's are often used to represent sleep or snoring. I'm hoping to get some big Z's during the long layover before our next flight. It's been a hard week for Jeff—he needs some big Z's.
See also: big

blow Z's

slang To sleep. In illustrations such as comics, three (or more) Z's are often used to represent sleep or snoring. I'm hoping to blow some Z's during the long layover before our next flight. It's been a hard week for Jeff—he needs to blow some Z's.
See also: blow

cop 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 cop some Z's at the gate. Jeff's upstairs copping some Z's. It's been a hard week for him.
See also: cop

cut 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 cut some Z's at the gate. Jeff's upstairs cutting some Z's. It's been a hard week for him.
See also: cut

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]
See also: catch

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.
See also: catch, zs

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.
See also: catch, zs

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

big Zs

n. sleep. I need me some of them big Zs.
See also: big, zs

blow Zs

(...ziz)
tv. to sleep. I got to blow Zs for a while; then we’ll talk.
See also: blow, zs

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

cop some Zs

verb
See also: cop, zs

cut some Zs

verb
See also: cut, zs