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.
See also: not, sleep, wink
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sleep a wink, not

Not sleep at all, as in I couldn't sleep a wink last night. This expression, in which wink alludes to closing the eyes for sleep, was first recorded about 1325.
See also: not, sleep
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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

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