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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 235. The idiom today is to sleep tight.

  • Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. This idiom is often used as someone

  • going to bed. So while they're going to bed. This is when you may say that to

  • them. It basically means to sleep well or warm

  • and safe. That's that idea is kind of suggested as

  • well. It tends to be used more with children. So we often say to children ,

  • you know, sleep tight for you know, little kids. All right. Let's continue. One belief of

  • the origin goes all the way back to when mattresses were supported by ropes. They

  • used to pull them and tie them with ropes. If one slept tight, it meant that the

  • ropes were pulled tight. This allowed for a more comfortable bed. Okay. Well that's

  • one theory that's one idea. It sounds like it could be logical, but then we have

  • opposing points of view here. Others claim that this belief is incorrect or

  • not correct, and that tight used to mean soundly or properly. So it had another

  • meaning at one time to mean soundly or properly. Therefore sleeping tight meant

  • to sleep soundly. You know, in a very deep sleep. So not waking up easily. So

  • that sort of is a better sleep. All right. And let's look at a couple of

  • examples here. Example one. It has both an a/b part. A says I'm exhausted. I think I

  • will turn in now. Turn in means you're going to go to bed. If you're going to say that

  • you're gonna turn in for the night, it means., yeah you're going to bed. You're

  • going to go lie down in bed, And B says, okay, sleep tight, Don't let the bedbugs bite.

  • Yeah we hear this one a lot. Sometimes. we actually follow 'sleep tight' with don't

  • let the bedbugs bite. Even though , to be honest with you in the

  • West. There's really not many bed bugs. We do know that bed bugs do exist,

  • and I have seen them in a number of countries where there really are bed

  • bugs. I don't know maybe in the US it's

  • possible maybe has somebody that works on farm. They'd be more likely to get

  • them, but I remember even as a kid thinking bedbugs. Do they really

  • exist ? Why did they say bedbugs, but I did find out later on that I have seen

  • bedbugs. I know what they look like. Yeah. So anyway but sometimes you hear that

  • put together. Sleep tight , don't let the bedbugs bite.

  • So hopefully somebody's not going to bed knowing that there is bedbugs there.

  • Hopefully they try to get rid of them somehow.

  • All right. Anyway, number two here is " Good night. Sleep

  • tight. See you in the morning. ' That's the way we would usually say it. So just

  • again, just as they are going to bed. That's when you say sleep tight.

  • Anyway, I hope you got it . I hope it is clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 235. The idiom today is to sleep tight.

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