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flattop BS: Sleep Well Tonight (19) BS: Sleep Well Tonight 12 Sep 01

Reminders from Roget's

Joy ruled the day and love the night. - Dryden

be inactive; do nothing [more]; move slowly [more]; let the grass grow under one's feet; take one's time, dawdle, drawl, droil, lag, hang back, slouch; loll, lollop; lounge, poke, loaf, loiter; go to sleep over; sleep at one's post, ne battre que d'une aile.

take it easy, take things as they come; lead an easy life, vegetate, swim with the stream, eat the bread of idleness; loll in the lap of luxury, loll in the lap of indolence; waste time, consume time, kill time, lose time; burn daylight, waste the precious hours.

idle away time, trifle away time, fritter away time, fool away time; spend time in, take time in; peddle, piddle; potter, pudder, dabble, faddle fribble, fiddle-faddle; dally, dilly-dally.

sleep, slumber, be asleep; hibernate; oversleep; sleep like a top, sleep like a log, sleep like a dormouse; sleep soundly, heavily; doze, drowze, snooze, nap; take a nap; dream; snore one's best, settle to sleep, go to sleep, go off to sleep; drop off; fall asleep; drop asleep; close the eyes, seal up the eyes, seal up eyelids; weigh down the eyelids; get sleep, nod, yawn; go to bed, turn.

languish, expend itself, flag, hang fire; relax.

render idle; sluggardize; mitigate

be moderate; keep within bounds, keep within compass; sober down, settle down; keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail.

moderate, soften, mitigate, temper, accoy; attemper, contemper; mollify, lenify, dulcify, dull, take off the edge, blunt, obtund, sheathe, subdue, chasten; sober down, tone down, smooth down; weaken [more]; lessen (decrease) [more]; check palliate.

tranquilize, pacify, assuage, appease, swag, lull, soothe, compose, still, calm, calm down, cool, quiet, hush, quell, sober, pacify, tame, damp, lay, allay, rebate, slacken, smooth, alleviate, rock to sleep, deaden, smooth, throw cold water on, throw a wet blanket over, turn off; slake; curb (restrain) [more]; tame (subjugate) [more]; smooth over; pour oil on the waves, pour oil on the troubled waters; pour balm into, mattre de l'eau dans son vin.

go out like a lamb, "roar you as gently as any sucking dove,"

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