Forty winks

Do you know the English expression “forty winks”? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Ken: I had a busy morning. I think I’ll catch forty winks.

Emma: That’s a good idea. You look tired.

Does it mean:

a) wink 40 times

b) take a nap

c) drink coffee

d) relax

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: b) take a nap