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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 118. The noun phrase today is beauty
sleep. Okay. Let's take a look at the note. Beauty sleep is usually used in a
humorous way. So what we usually are trying to make a joke when we use it , to refer
to sleep that is necessary to help one look refreshed and attractive. Some say
beauty sleep also implies going to bed before midnight. Yeah. Because if you
start going to three four o'clock in the morning you may not look so fresh in the
morning. It tends to be used mostly with women or
in regard to women. Yeah. Men don't usually say I need my beauty sleep
unless they're really joking. But they might use it with women you know, or
about women. It also alludes to the idea that if you lose too much sleep you may
look worn out and possibly get you know, black circles around one's eyes. And then
of course you would not look very refreshed that way.
Some say the first citing may be from a Shakespeare poem called "Lucrece" or
Lucrece something like that. Here is the quote. " Here in her sleepe
themselves so beautiful. " And then it pretty much kind of turned into what we use
today of beauty sleep. Okay. And by the 1800s it was a very common phrase. So
there's a lot of stories that are written in the 1800s that you know, you
could find a citing of this phrase previously. Okay. Good and we just have
two examples here. If I don't get enough beauty sleep, I will look terrible in the
morning. So maybe, maybe a woman might be saying that. Or number two. You had better
go to bed now if you want to look good in the morning or you know if you want
to look good for your interview tomorrow or something like that. You need your
beauty sleep. Okay. And again we usually use it in a joking way. Okay. I hope you
got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye=bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Noun Phrase (118) Beauty Sleep

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anitawu12 published on September 15, 2019
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