terça-feira, 14 de março de 2017

What's the meaning of "Sleep Tight"

Today's topic I'm going to talk about the Idiom "Sleep Tight" and its origin. This 19th century expression isn't, as is often wrongly claimed, a reference to the tightness of the strings used to support mattresses. 'Tight' just means 'soundly/properly' and 'sleep tight' just means 'sleep soundly'. The word was probably chosen because of its rhyme with night, so people wished other 'good night, sleep tight'.

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Source: The Phrase Finder
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