To take a nap

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Definition

to take a nap: to sleep for a short time (during the day)
idiom
-Have you seen the president? -I think he is taking his nap at the moment.

a nap: a short sleep, a siesta
noun

nap time (or nap-time): the moment when people sleep during the day
idiom

Examples

  • "-Well-brought-up young ladies takes naps ( sic ) at parties."
  • "Edward, if I could summarize your pointless song: You got on the bus this morning, didn't have any money, you took a nap, then you started crying like a little girl!"
  • "Were you taking a nap?"
  • "Hannah : Wait, so are you telling me that you nap twice per day, every day?"
  • "Certainly there are companies which have had success with this kind of initiative, however I am reluctant to set aside time for naps at this time."
  • "Probably to take a little nap."
  • "Are you taking a nap after our meeting?"
  • "I am aware of Horatio's naps."
  • "-Why do I have to take a nap?"

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