don't let the bedbugs bite

don't let the bedbugs bite

cliché Sleep soundly and well. Part of the sing-song rhyme "good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite," usually said to a child. I'll see you in the morning, love. Don't let the bedbugs bite!
See also: bedbug, bite, let
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In my childhood I thought a bedbug was a kind of mythological creature due to the rhyme, "Good night, sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite.
Watch out for Eliot, they whispered over their iced 18-year-old Glenlivet and roasted quail with blood orange and Cabernet Franc reduction, and don't let the bedbugs bite.
Then Marie puckered a kiss into the phone's receiver and said "Bye Annie, don't let the bedbugs bite.
She pulled the covers over the guitar and whispered to it, 'Goodnight sleeptight don't let the bedbugs bite.
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