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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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Like Napoleon who caught 40 winks astride his horse, PFVR recharged with catnaps.
ROSS COUNTY stretched their unbeaten run to 40 league games but that was no consolation for fans more likely to have caught 40 winks at Tannadice.
Dianne also seemed pretty relaxed after her full-body massage - until she returned to find Grace tearing open the complimentary shortbread as I caught 40 winks.