Meaning of “forty winks” in the English Dictionary

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"forty winks" in British English

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forty winksnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌfɔː.ti ˈwɪŋks/ us /ˌfɔːr.t̬i ˈwɪŋks/ UK informal

a short sleep during the day:

He usually has forty winks going home on the train.

(Definition of “forty winks” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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