This page is about the idiom forty winks.
Meaning: If you have forty winks, you have a short sleep, or a nap.
- If I have a late night I sometimes catch forty winks on the train on the way to work.
- If you're driving on a long trip and you feel yourself getting sleepy, stop and have forty winks. It might save your life, and the lives of other people too.
I'll sometimes have forty winks if
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Contributor: Matt Errey