English Idiom - Catnap

Today's idiom is catnap. If someone takes a very short nap, you can say that they took a catnap. We use this expression because cats are known for sleeping for short periods of time throughout the day.

Catnaps are great because even though they are very quick, you can usually get a good boost of energy from them!

Here’s some examples!


I'm so tired, but I only have a couple of minutes before my next meeting, I guess I'll try to squeeze in a quick catnap!

Wow, I only slept for 10 minutes, but I feel so refreshed! What a great catnap!

Jolene had a long drive ahead of her, so she took a catnap so she could stay awake.

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