One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not sleep at all.
- ‘I declare I shall not sleep a wink tonight, I am so happy!’
- ‘So restless that she could not sleep a wink and therefore had left her cozy bedroom.’
- ‘The afternoon before the game, I was so nervous that I did not get a wink of sleep - it is the first time that has happened in my whole career.’
- ‘I did not sleep a wink that night but we won for Uncle Sam.’
- ‘I watched the door all night and did not sleep a wink.’
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