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Phrases And Their Origins

Forty Winks

Now, this is a strange one even though it is in such common usage. Why on earth is having a nap known as forty winks. We don't even wink when we're sleeping. And why forty? Is thirty nine winks considered not a proper nap? Is forty one winks a nap with a lie in?

There's forty whelks for the best answer.

Joel:

winner!

I know this one!

Rip Van Winkle (Wink) slept for forty years!


Phrases And Their Origins


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