shuteye

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catch a little shut eye

To sleep for only a brief amount of time. Hey, it's getting late. We should probably try to catch a little shuteye so we're not too exhausted tomorrow. A: "Where's Sarah?" B: "Catching a little shuteye. I'm not supposed to wake her up for another half hour."
See also: catch, eye, little, shut

catch some shuteye

To get some amount of sleep. Hey, it's late. We should probably try to catch some shuteye so we're not exhausted tomorrow. A: "Where's Sara?" B: "Catching some shuteye. I'm not supposed to wake her up for another half hour."
See also: catch, shuteye

get a little shut eye

To sleep for only a brief amount of time. Hey, it's getting late. We should probably try to get a little shuteye so we're not too exhausted tomorrow. A: "Where's Sarah?" B: "Getting a little shuteye. I'm not supposed to wake her up for another half hour."
See also: eye, get, little, shut

get some shuteye

To get some amount of sleep. Hey, it's late. We should probably try to get some shuteye so we're not exhausted tomorrow. A: "Where's Sara?" B: "Getting some shuteye. I'm not supposed to wake her up for another half hour."
See also: get, shuteye

shuteye

slang Sleep. (Usually qualified with words like "some," "a little," "a bit of," etc.) Hey, it's late. We should catch some shuteye so we're not exhausted tomorrow. Why don't you try to get a few hours of shuteye before we leave for the airport?
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