not sleep a wink

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not sleep a wink

To not get any sleep. Our newborn son is rather colicky, so my wife and I haven't slept a wink the last few nights.
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not sleep a wink

not to sleep at all. I couldn't sleep a wink last night. Ann hasn't been able to sleep a wink for a week.
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not sleep a wink

If you do not sleep a wink, you do not sleep at all although you try hard to. This was my first Grand Prix win of the season and I was so excited I couldn't sleep a wink that night. Note: You can also say that you do not get a wink of sleep with the same meaning. The hotel was so noisy, I didn't get a wink of sleep.
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not sleep (or get) a wink (or not get a wink of sleep)

not sleep at all.
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not sleep a ˈwink

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not get a ˈwink of sleep

not sleep at all: I didn’t sleep a wink last night because I was worrying about my driving test.
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Christine, of North Wales, said: "I didn't sleep a wink, I didn't even try.
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I didn't sleep a wink after but we haven't got too much time to dwell on it.
I didn't sleep a wink that night trying to think where it could be.
Even the staff in the dope-box were congratulating us and I didn't sleep a wink that night - it was such a buzz.
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I must have checked it about 20 times, I didn't sleep a wink that night.
Ruelas said he never got over the disappointment of being yanked as Freitas' challenger and didn't sleep a wink the night before the fight.
I didn't sleep a wink the night before, and I couldn't shut myself away on the team bus because that had gone on to Paris.
And I had the best night's sleep ever on Wednesday night, whereas the missus didn't sleep a wink.
Speaking after the station's morning news show, she said: ``I didn't sleep a wink last night.
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