twenty winks

twenty winks

A very brief nap or a short sleep. When you have a baby for the first time, you are suddenly forced to learn how to operate on only twenty winks at a time. I'm going to go grab a quick twenty winks before everyone starts arriving for the dinner party.
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Twenty Winks, from the John Quinn yard, was a creditable third on her hurdles debut over two miles and a furlong at Sedgefield last month and will be suited by the two-furlong step up in distance in the Streetlam Novices' Hurdle (3.30).
CATTERICK: 1.00 Contrafire, 1.30 Panooras Lord, 2.00 Radical Choice, 2.30 Happy Days, 3.00 Ham N'eggs, 3.30 Twenty Winks.
When she was going to bed she always used to say: `That's it, I'm off for twenty winks'." Frank became smitten by the stage bug.