Definition of the sleep of the just in US English:

the sleep of the just

phrase

  • A deep, untroubled sleep.

    • ‘As she slept she looked like a goddess; her sleep was the sleep of the just.’
    • ‘With a celebratory brandy inside me, I nodded off to the beat of the engine, and the waves, and slept the sleep of the just and the exhausted.’
    • ‘After tracking down some local seafood cooking, and a walk down to the beach at dusk, we return to the hotel to sleep the sleep of the just.’
    • ‘One night when I was about 4 years old, and sleeping the sleep of the just, I heard a commotion downstairs.’
    • ‘There's a person in America still sleeping the sleep of the just to whom I bunged an e-mail hours ago in the confident but foolish expectation of a quick reply.’
    • ‘I washed it down with a small brandy and American and repaired to bed to sleep the sleep of the just and the weary.’
    • ‘That night at the cabin the Sorceress slept the sleep of the just.’
    • ‘He could find them, however, nowhere; so returned early to his rooms, went early to bed, and slept the sleep of the just.’
    • ‘I had sketched it all out on my ride home, and all I needed to do was travel the last few miles, go inside, type it all up, and sleep the sleep of the just.’