One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually in imperative Sleep well.‘‘Goodnight, then. Sleep tight’’
- ‘Goodnight sweetheart, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite.’
- ‘‘‘Night, guys,’ I said, before he could get another word in edgewise, and after hearing two normal responses and a ‘nighty-night, sleep tight!’’
- ‘It is incomprehensible to most westerners how anyone could sleep tight in a room six feet by four and a half by three and a bit.’
- ‘So good night, sleep tight, hope the bugs don't bite.’
- ‘Goodnight girls, sleep tight, help yourselves to anything in the car.’
- ‘‘Goodnight, sleep tight,’ I whispered, for lack of anything creative, and winced at the cliché.’
- ‘With Frank on the board, corporate managements can sleep tight in the knowledge that Frank won't have a clue what's going on.’
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