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beauty sleep

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

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for beauty sleep

Historical Examples

  • If this mad scheme comes off you will need your beauty-sleep with a vengeance!

    Joan of the Sword Hand

    S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett

  • But there must be no beauty-sleep for the tired young girl who plied her needle.

    Kidnapped at the Altar

    Laura Jean Libbey

  • You want your beauty-sleep, and you wont get it unless you are quick.

  • But we must be trotting, Mrs. Frampton, or we shall miss our beauty-sleep.

  • To rob you of your beauty-sleep with "Guard to-morrow night!"


British Dictionary definitions for beauty sleep

beauty sleep

noun
  1. informal sleep, esp sleep before midnight
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