shut-eye


shut-eye
shut-eye (n.) colloquial for "sleep," 1899, from SHUT (Cf. shut) (v.) + EYE (Cf. eye) (n.). Andersen's "Ole Shut-eye" about a being who makes children sleepy, came out 1842; "The Shut-Eye Train" popular children's poem by Eugene Field, is from 1896.

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  • shut-eye — n [U] informal sleep ▪ We d better get some shut eye …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shut-eye — [shutī΄] n. Slang sleep * * * …   Universalium

  • shut-eye — shut ,eye noun uncount INFORMAL sleep …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shut-eye — ► NOUN informal ▪ sleep …   English terms dictionary

  • shut-eye — [shutī΄] n. Slang sleep …   English World dictionary

  • shut-eye — {n.}, {slang} Sleep. * /It s very late. We d better get some shut eye./ * /I m going to get some shut eye before the game./ Compare: FORTY WINKS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shut-eye — {n.}, {slang} Sleep. * /It s very late. We d better get some shut eye./ * /I m going to get some shut eye before the game./ Compare: FORTY WINKS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shut-eye — noun slang Sleep. It s very late. We d better get some shut eye. I m going to get some shut eye before the game. Compare: forty winks …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shut-eye — also shuteye N UNCOUNT Shut eye is sleep. [INFORMAL] Go home and get some shut eye, Craig. Syn: sleep …   English dictionary

  • shut-eye — n. sleep. □ It’s about time to get some shut eye. □ I could use about another hour of shut eye …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions