land-nod

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land of Nod definition


To “go off to the land of Nod,” or to “nod off,” is to go to sleep: “What a boring speech! Half the listeners are on their way to the land of Nod.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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