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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.
See also: not, sleep, wink

(one) hasn't lived (until)

Has not experienced something particularly enjoyable or exciting (that the speaker is currently talking about). If you've never had caviar, then you haven't lived! You haven't lived until you've been to Paris—it's heaven.
See also: live

have not heard the half of it

To know only a small part of how bad something is, but without understanding the complete situation; to underestimate or be uninformed about how bad a situation really is. Our bosses think that this is a major setback, but they haven't heard the half of it. We're months, not weeks, behind schedule! A: "I heard you and Terry were going through a tough time." B: "Oh, you haven't heard the half of it."
See also: half, have, hear, not, of

not give a damn

rude slang To not care in the slightest (about something or someone); to attach no importance to someone or something. I don't give a damn about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't given a damn for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't give a damn.
See also: damn, give, not

not move a muscle

1. To not move at all; to stay completely still. When I looked down and saw the snake, I didn't move a muscle until it slithered past me. Sit still until I come back, do you hear me? Don't move a muscle!
2. To not do anything, especially in a situation when one should help. You didn't even move a muscle when I came in with the groceries. A little help next time. The kids have been glued to the TV all day not moving a muscle.
See also: move, muscle, not

not do a hand's turn

To do no amount of work. You haven't done a hand's turn since you moved in, so it's your job to clean the whole house this weekend! We won't do a hand's turn until we're given a pay raise.
See also: not, turn

not have a/the ghost of a chance

To not have even the slightest possible chance of something. After I heard that a Harvard graduate applied for the same job I did, I knew that I didn't have a ghost of a chance of getting hired. Even though he knows he hasn't got a ghost of a chance of winning the lottery, he still buys a ticket every week.
See also: chance, ghost, have, not, of

not have a penny

To be extremely poor; to have very little or no money to spend. During college, when I didn't have a penny, I survived off of ramen noodles for months at a time. They used to be so well off, but the economy crashed and their business closed, and they don't have a penny anymore.
See also: have, not, penny

not have a red cent

To be extremely poor; to have very little or no money to spend. During college, when I didn't have a red cent, I survived off of ramen noodles for months at a time. They used to be so well off, but the economy crashed and their business closed, and they don't have a red cent anymore.
See also: cent, have, not, red

not have a stitch on

To be totally nude. My roommate didn't have a stitch on as I walked into the kitchen. I nearly dropped my mug of tea!
See also: have, not, on, stitch

(someone) hasn't seen nothing yet

Someone has only glimpsed or experienced the beginning of something that will become even more exciting, impressive, or important. (The word "ain't," a colloquial form of "hasn't" or "haven't," is often used instead.) I could tell your parents are already impressed with the house, but they haven't seen nothing yet! A: "Wow, there is so much going on in this city all at once!" B: "Just wait, darling, you haven't seen nothing yet—it only really comes alive at night!"
See also: nothing, seen, yet

not think much of (someone or something)

To have very little esteem or regard for someone or something; to have a negative opinion of someone or something. I can't tell my parents didn't think much of Mary's new boyfriend. The boss hasn't thought much of your work so far, so you'd better start trying a bit harder!
See also: much, not, of, think

(It) hasn't been easy.

 and Things haven't been easy.
Things have been difficult, but I have gotten through. Bill: I'm so sorry about all your troubles. I hope things are all right now. Bob: It hasn't been easy, but things are okay now. John: How are you getting on after your dog died? Bill: Things haven't been easy.
See also: been, easy

not move a muscle

to remain perfectly motionless. Be quiet. Sit there and don't move a muscle. I was so tired I couldn't move a muscle.
See also: move, muscle, not

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.
See also: not, sleep, wink

not give a damn

Also, not give a fig or hang or hoot or rap or shit . Not care about, be indifferent to, as in I don't give a damn about him, or She doesn't give a fig if he comes or not. The nouns in all these terms signify something totally worthless. Although probably in oral use for much longer, damn is first recorded in this negative form in the late 1700s and the worthless item it is used to denigrate is a curse. Fig has denoted something small and worthless since about 1400, and hang since the mid-1800s; hoot has been used for the smallest particle since the later 1800s; rap, also for the smallest particle, since the first half of the 1800s, and shit, for excrement, since about 1920. All but the first of these terms are colloquial and the last (using shit) is vulgar.
See also: damn, give, not

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.
See also: not, sleep, wink

not give a damn (or hoot)

not care at all. informal
1998 Penelope Lively Spiderweb The boys knew that the teachers didn't like them and they didn't give a damn.
See also: damn, give, not

not sleep (or get) a wink (or not get a wink of sleep)

not sleep at all.
See also: not, sleep, wink

not do a hand’s ˈturn

(old-fashioned) do no work: She hasn’t done a hand’s turn all week.
See also: not, turn

not move a ˈmuscle

(of a person) stay very still, without moving: The patient didn’t move a muscle for weeks.
See also: move, muscle, not

not have a red ˈcent

(American English, informal) have no money at all: I wish I could come with you, but I don’t have a red cent at the moment. OPPOSITE: (be) rolling in it/money
See also: cent, have, not, red

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.
See also: not, sleep, wink

not have a stitch ˈon

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without a stitch ˈon

(informal) have no clothes on; be naked: When he came into my room, I didn’t have a stitch on. I was so embarrassed!We left our clothes along the river bank and went swimming without a stitch on.
See also: have, not, on, stitch
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