She will sleep like a light bulb tonight

A child was clearly overtired and, nearing bed time, had a bit of a meltdown.  This malaphor contributor predicted that she would “sleep like a light bulb tonight”.  This is a great congruent conflation of  “out like a light”  and “sleep like a baby”, both describing a deep and restful sleep.   Apparently there is a light bulb that advertises as a “sleep light bulb” (pictured below).   Thanks to Mary for saying this one and sending it in!

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light bulb


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