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beauty sleep

noun, Informal.
1.
sleep before midnight, assumed to be necessary for one's beauty.
2.
any extra sleep.
Origin of beauty sleep
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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  • Roused abruptly from their beauty sleep, they fled in all directions.

    Love Among the Chickens P. G. Wodehouse
  • I hope your sister hasn't finished her beauty sleep by this time.

    The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith
  • He had not known that the lady had just awakened from her beauty sleep.

    'Firebrand' Trevison Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Well, now I must tumble into bed or I shall lose my beauty sleep.

    The Smart Set

    Clyde Fitch
  • "You're missing your beauty sleep, Stokes," we heard our Viking remark.

    New Treasure Seekers

    E. (Edith) Nesbit
  • Afraid Ive spoiled your beauty sleep, Myron, said the visitor.

    Full-Back Foster

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • They had the advantage of all “the beauty sleep,” which is said to come before midnight.

  • "We young folks must have our beauty sleep," and she sent him away.

    Dominie Dean Ellis Parker Butler
  • She would want her beauty sleep for "The Amazons" to-morrow night.

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • But I am tired, and the doctor will be out all night, so we will get some beauty sleep.

British Dictionary definitions for beauty sleep

beauty sleep

noun
1.
(informal) sleep, esp sleep before midnight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for beauty sleep

beauty sleep

noun

Sleep required to feel refreshed: Not tonight, honey. I need my beauty sleep

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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