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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Whether we're unable to switch off after a busy day at work, can't stop scrolling social media or are constantly woken up by night terrors, it seems catching 40 winks can be nearly impossible.
Additional crew, such as trainees, are often accommodated in the "bomb shop", or torpedo room, catching 40 winks in sleeping bags placed on empty torpedo racks.
The One Direction singer was flying from London to Chicago when he met the fan, who snapped a picture of him catching 40 winks after he declined a selfie.
Insomnia THANKFULLY most of us fall asleep with ease Insomnia is debilitating although not a disease At times I can sleep like a new born child Unlike insomnia suffers whose thoughts run wild Catching 40 winks during the day Does not help their cause in any way The sun can be rising as they drop off, Very soon they hear the alarm clock Insomnia suffers can struggle with life It helps if they have an understanding husband or wife Alcohol often sends me to sleep My snoring some say is heard on the street.
AFTER 24 hours of bone-busting trekking and catching 40 winks when they could, a group of family and friends nally completed the notorious ree Peaks Challenge.
Amongst them is a saucy picture of Alina Cojocaru (now with English National Ballet) surrounded by electrical wiring, looking as though she were plugging in her batteries for the next grueling rehearsal; a weary dancer, catching 40 winks with head down on his cluttered dressing table; Marianela Nunez's jete, soaring high above the Cluster of girls standing at the barre.
The pair were spied catching 40 winks in their cab while out on their rounds on Electric Avenue in Aston.
It's a scientific fact that the human body never stops burning calories, even when you're catching 40 winks after a hectic day or tuning into the latest episode of EastEnders.
Insider hears WAG Carly Cole took full advantage of little Ruby catching 40 winks when she popped in to the Sir Thomas Hotel for Sunday lunch.
LET sleeping dogs lie...this sleepy pair are Belle and Izzy, they belong to James Hoyland of Hemlington CURLED up for a kip are Toby and Lee Wake, of Middlesbrough AND catching 40 winks is Benji, he belongs to Anthony Beaumont of Middlesbrough WOULD you like to see your pet's picture here in Pets Corner?
At a towering 6ft 4in and given his favourite past time, Donk could be labelled a sleeping giant because he admits that he loves nothing more than catching 40 winks.
Mrs Allan said: "My husband has had enough and has ended up catching 40 winks."
Lennon, however, reckons his assistant's choice of viewing is more likely to lead to his players catching 40 winks.
Murphy has seen most of the front bench catching 40 winks in the chamber at some time or another.