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counting sheep

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Definition


A technique used to fall asleep.

Context : Popular Culture
Category: Idiom
Semantic: insomnia, sleep

Usage of “counting sheep”

  1. Try counting sheep the next time you can't fall asleep.

Examples of idiom “counting sheep” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'IRunWithVamps89'
    IRunWithVamps89:

    I woke up too early! I can't go back to sleep. Btw, counting sheep does not help.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'cocopuff1115'
    cocopuff1115:

    if you hear birds chirp while you're still counting sheep. . . #youmightbeaninsomniac

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'djayare'
    djayare:

    @prettymoneyyy never understood the counting sheep thing.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'soundlyawake'
    soundlyawake:

    My body seriously doesn't know how to shut off. I rarely even drink caffeine! And counting sheep just made me giggle uncomfortably.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'arbala'
    arbala:

    I've tried shots, a pill, counting sheep, a hot shower, reading a textbook and I still can't sleep. The silence is kinda nice though...

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'g_pineda'
    g_pineda:

    "I'm counting sheep but running out. On my own, here we go"

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'tazephania'
    tazephania:

    I don't even feel sleepy but gotta wake up at 6 in the morning O.O better start counting sheeps now.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Ayashakn'
    Ayashakn:

    Thinking of something while closing your eyes works much better rather than counting sheeps.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'annacristobal'
    annacristobal:

    cant sleep :( counting sheeps