March 11, 2009

catch some z’s

Posted in Idioms at 9:14 pm by Feng

catch some z’s – Take a nap; go to sleep [dict]

In comic strips, “zzz” is often used to say someone is sleeping or snoring. Here is one example:

A: Excuse me. I’ve to catch some z’s.

B: I thought you just woke up. You sleepy head.

There are alternative expressions: catch some Zs, cop some Zs and cut some Zs. (see thefreedict)

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1 Comment »

  1. Amy said,

    interesting, didn’t realize the english language borrows from comic strips too.


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