lose sleep

lose sleep

To worry excessively about someone or something, perhaps the the point of literally being unable to sleep. Oh, those two argue all the time—it's nothing to lose sleep over. I hope you won't lose sleep over this issue with the printer. I'll call IT in the morning and see if they can fix it.
See also: lose, sleep

lose sleep over someone or something

 and lose sleep about someone or something
Fig. to worry about someone or something a lot, sometimes when one should be sleeping. (Often used with any and the negative.) Yes, Kelly is in a little bit of trouble, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over her. Don't lose any sleep over the matter. I refuse to lose sleep about it.
See also: lose, over, sleep

lose sleep over

Worry about, as in It's too bad the experiment failed, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it. This expression, often put negatively, alludes to actual insomnia caused by anxiety. [First half of 1900s]
See also: lose, over, sleep

lose sleep

worry.
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PHIL Jones admits he does not lose sleep over criticism for fans that he was given a new four-year deal at United.
Phil Jones has responded to criticism from fans after signing a new four-year deal atManchester United,saying 'I won't lose sleep over it'.
"I mean, I lose sleep," James said Saturday morning.
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No Difference to Me I COULDN'T care less What colour's your skin I'm completely non-plussed If you're a her or a him I'm not bothered the slightest Your god or your faith I won't lose sleep If you're reckless or safe I won't bat an eyelid If you're straight, bi or gay I'm not going to worry If you're rich or can't pay I won't panic From the clothes that you wear My heartbeat won't hasten I simply don't care What bothers me most And fills me with fury Are bigots who think They're judge and jury Their ignorance shows A weakness to me To let you decide Whatever you'll be by John Bostock, via email
A recent survey by the Royal College of Nursing found that 40 per cent of nurses say money worries are making them lose sleep."
"You would lose sleep thinking about batting against them.
They're 14 percentage points less likely to lose sleep over financial matters now than they were in 2015.
According to a study by Kalms, the top three most stressful life events are moving house, planning a wedding and having a baby - but what is it about them that makes us lose sleep? Moving house Worrying about the finances and whether we'll be able to sell an existing property keep 53 per cent of householders up at night.
"If there is any disturbance to passengers or to the stewards, then people should pray individually rather than in a minyan [prayer quorum]," he wrote."Especially if [the prayer quorum] would cause elderly or exhausted passengers, or children, to lose sleep," he added.
Washington, June 19 ( ANI ): Men who lose sleep during the work week may be able to lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by getting more hours of sleep, a new study has revealed.
CEBU CITY -- Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero shrugged off a text message being circulated linking him to rice smuggling in the country, saying he would not lose sleep over it.
9.5 lakhs) will certainly cause many to lose sleep.