a cat nap

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a cat nap

A very brief but restful period of sleep. I'm going to try to squeeze in a cat nap before my next shift starts, or else I'll be feeling sluggish for the entire evening.
See also: cat, nap
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Often before had it supported his sleepy head, and now he leaned back to enjoy the forbidden pleasure of a cat nap.
Parents who are dragged into the jungle by excitable tykes will be enjoying big cat naps in the dark rather than purring with delight.
"They sleep 10 minutes to 2 hours a day; comprised of short cat naps."
CAT NAPS A toy camera car caught this image for Michael Nichols
However, thanks to modern improvements in insulation and heating capabilities, the contemporary conservatory can be far more than somewhere the cat naps.
There he shadowed fellow surgeons who perform more skillfully than Western doctors under conditions that many doctors in the US would find unthinkable, working around the clock, catching only cat naps, addressing the needs of patients who wait days to be seen.
After a night of uncomfortable "cat naps" with curtains as blankets, (he rebels woke to a breakfast of biscuits and sweets.
"It must provide him with some form of therapy particularly when he cat naps and there is noone better at that than Ding.
They should have developed an awareness of daytime, during which they have about two hours of sleeps, snoozes and cat naps throughout.
He actually attributes his boundless energy to cat naps, a trick he picked up while serving in the RAF.
Three decades on elderly Mischief still had all his own teeth - but preferred quiet cat naps to hanging out with his feline friends.