Definition of not sleep (or get) a wink (or not get a wink of sleep) in English:

not sleep (or get) a wink (or not get a wink of sleep)

phrase

  • 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.’