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

not sleep at all.
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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.
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Young children in the surrounding area haven't slept a wink for two nights because of the din, according to locals.
Another resident said: "My kids are both very young and haven't slept a wink for the past two nights.
I've barely slept a wink since the pop divas fell out over a hugely significant and life-changing row (something about backing dancers - go figure).
BEING 25 stone was a snore point for Seamus Saunders - his bulk meant he barely slept a wink for six years.
He was in a terrible rage because he had not slept a wink and I had slept all night.
We've all experienced days when we get up feeling as though we haven't slept a wink all night.
She said: "I haven't slept a wink since I found out about this.
out SNR John Cole, 68, who suffers from MS, told our sister paper the Kilmarnock Standard: "I haven't slept a wink since were told by our landlords they want us out." His wife Jacqueline, 64 said: "It's like the Highland Clearances."
The Bleeding Love singer was so excited about her first live gig - promoting new album Echo - she barely slept a wink all weekend.
The Clyde FC administrator was already on a high after their Second Division championship win last month, and said: "I swear that I haven't slept a wink since you told me."
Ian's mum Isabella said: "He hasn't slept a wink since he got these phone bills."