forty winks

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forty winks

pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Informal
A short nap.

forty winks

(functioning as singular or plural) informal a short light sleep; nap

for′ty winks′

a short nap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forty winks - sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)forty winks - sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
sleeping - the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
siesta - a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)
zizz - a nap; "Arthur's taking a short zizz"
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(ˈfoːti) noun
1. the number or figure 40.
2. the age of 40.
1. 40 in number.
2. aged 40.
ˈforties noun plural
1. the period of time between one's fortieth and fiftieth birthdays.
2. the range of temperatures between forty and fifty degrees.
3. the period of time between the fortieth and fiftieth years of a century.
ˈfortieth noun
1. one of forty equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of forty (people, things etc); the next after the thirty-ninth.
having forty (of something). a forty-page index.
ˈforty-year-old noun, adjective
(a person or animal) that is forty years old.
forty winks
a short sleep. He always has forty winks after dinner.

forty (not fourty).


(wiŋk) verb
1. to shut and open an eye quickly in friendly greeting, or to show that something is a secret etc. He winks at all the girls who pass; Her father winked at her and said: `Don't tell your mother about the present I bought her.'
2. (of eg lights) to flicker and twinkle.
an act of winking. `Don't tell anyone I'm here', he said with a wink.
forty winks
a short sleep; a nap. Father often has forty winks in his armchair after lunch.
References in classic literature ?
Well, forty winks will do you no harm," the Master said, and left me.
I thought you were with mother, so I took forty winks after I got those girls off.
With Sleeptember now upon us it's worth revising your routine and at Leekes we've got the perfect selection of beds and mattresses to ensure you get your forty winks.
He claims it is profiteering plain and simple, adding it is bad enough that motorists pay over the odds to buy a coffee or snack at a service station without the worry of paying vast charges for taking forty winks.
Do you prefer to catch forty winks at a stopover between flights, so you can sleep the jetlag away and board the next plane refreshed?
Long 7 Yet to break Saints duck, not for lack of effort Pelle 8 Criminally left free to plunder at his will SUBS Wanyama (Long 65) 7 Mane (Davis 65) 7 Mayuka (Pelle 80) 5 SOUTHAMPTON OUR RATING Mannone 3 Shocker, more exposed than a birthday suit Vergini 2 LOL, magnificent finish to score own goal of the season O'Shea 4 Hero for Ireland followed by stinker for club Brown 3 Do not disturb, having forty winks Van Aanholt 4 Dismal, but goal-line clearance foiled Tadic Larsson 4 Free-kick extended Forster, little else of note Cattermole 3 Booked.
Pretty patterns are fine, but the fabric of your sheets can affect your body temperature -- and your forty winks.
It's a healthy state of affairs for a sport which has deep roots on the banks of the Tyne but went into a sleep that threatened to be more comatose than forty winks.
So, Shobhs (I can call you Shobhs, right, we're buddies and all that) dude, how about a little nap, forty winks and a little docu-dream for let's say ten kilos of the stuff, like I do have a wife and two daughters, it kind of has to go around.
Apparently, she liked nothing better than curling up on a sunny chair in the children's area for a cat nap - and when the library got its first computers, the warm spots next to the keyboards became a favourite place for forty winks too.
It's an ideal opportunity to catch up with your business or pleasure reading, make some phone calls without having to worry about distracted driving, or simply relax and listen to your iPod or even catch those elusive forty winks we all could use.
Heat 8 1 Murrali Junior 2 Liveanddangerous 3 O Garney Rock 4 Forty Winks 5 Prima Vera (m) 6 Ballybough Hawke (w).