a great deal of tossing


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From 'Treasure Island', Jim said, "I was dead tired, as you may fancy; and when I got to sleep, which was not till after a great deal of tossing, I slept like a log of wood."
What does "a great deal of tossing" meaning?
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    When you can't sleep, you are said to "toss and turn", which means constantly moving around in your bed trying to find a comfortable position.
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