beauty sleep

beauty sleep

noun Informal.
1.
sleep before midnight, assumed to be necessary for one's beauty.
2.
any extra sleep.

Origin:
1855–60

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beauty sleep
 
n
informal sleep, esp sleep before midnight

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beauty sleep definition


  1. n.
    sleep; the sleep one requires. (Usually mentioned by nonbeautiful men as a joke.) : You really need some beauty sleep. Why don't you try a week of it and see if that works?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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