not get a wink of sleep

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not get a wink of sleep

To not get any sleep. Our newborn son is rather colicky, so my wife and I haven't gotten a wink of sleep the last few nights.
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References in classic literature ?
"Well, you did give it to us yesterday," said one of those who had come in; "you didn't let us get a wink of sleep all night."
One waiter asked me yesterday how long we were here for as he didn't get a wink of sleep the night before due to our fans singing.
"I was so shocked and p***d off by what had happened and I just couldn't think straight so I didn't get a wink of sleep going into my biggest race of the year.
A THIRD of us can't get a wink of sleep, a new report has revealed.
When people stayed overnight, my kids would say things like: "Don't stop, you won't get a wink of sleep." But I never believed my snoring was as bad as they made out.