Sleep

zonk out

Meaning: to fall asleep very promptly

Example: After a very hard-working day, she zonked out. Read on

up and about

Meaning: to get out of the bed actively after sleep

Example: He was up and about within a few days of the operation. Read on

sleep tight

Meaning: an affectionate way of wishing someone a good night's sleep

Example: I am going to bed now. Good night, sleep tight. Read on

forty winks

Meaning: sleep for a while, mostly during the day

Example: The bank manager caught the security guard while taking forty winks on duty. Read on

miles to go before I sleep

Meaning: you have a lot to do before you can rest

Example: We need to get all of these files completed before anyone leaves. There are miles to go before I sleep. Read on

catnap

Meaning: a short sleep, usually during the day

Example: I had a very late night last night. I think that I will have a catnap during my lunch hour. Read on

stay up

Meaning: not go to sleep

Example: Mom made sure we stayed up to welcome our dad home after months of him being on military tour. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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