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catch forty winks

To sleep for a short time; to take a nap. Dad's upstairs catching forty winks before dinner.
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catch forty winks

 and take forty winks; have forty winks
Fig. to take a nap; to get some sleep. I'll just catch forty winks before getting ready for the party. I think I'll go to bed and take forty winks. See you in the morning.
See also: catch, forty, wink
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It's supposed to be where you can go in the middle of the day and catch 40 winks.
Not only will you meet Gwyneth, you'll also dine at the Bistro La Promenade restaurant, get the star treatment at Great Jones Spa, and catch 40 winks stay at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan New York," it added.
It's like a plane taking off and unfortunately he's spends every chance he gets to catch 40 winks.
I also take a small travel pillow wrapped in a cotton pillowcase to encourage me to catch 40 winks.
For those customers who want to catch 40 winks while they sail across the Irish Sea then there are en-suite cabins on offer.
A production source said yesterday: "It had been a long day of filming and Michael decided to slip upstairs to a makeshift dressing area and catch 40 winks.
Sister Julie Couldwell said: "This really helps to reduce stress for the child and family as well as providing a comfortable place for them to rest and catch 40 winks.
Officials arranged for beds to be provided to allow their Lordships to catch 40 winks in-between votes.
She claims she never gets a minute's peace because the angels chat to her all day long, even when she's getting her hair done, or trying to catch 40 winks.
SWITCHING OFF: Real Radio's Angela Jay tends to catch 40 winks during the afternoon to make up for her daily 4.
The North East proved to be the best region to stay if you want to catch 40 winks, with Hartlepool, Newcastle and Darlington featuring in the national top 10.
That's not penny-ante stuff, like allowing some fat cats to catch 40 winks in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House.
From providing you with a comfy place to curl up and watch a film, chat with family and friends, or even catch 40 winks, they play an important part in helping us relax and feel good.
He said: "Residents hand over their council tax so that their bins are emptied, not for staff to catch 40 winks in the cab.