- (especially of domestic help) to sleep where one is employed.
- to sleep beyond one's usual time of arising.
- (especially of domestic help) to sleep away from one's place of employment.
- Chiefly Northern U.S. to sleep away from one's home.
- to sleep outdoors.
Idioms about sleep
Origin of sleep
OTHER WORDS FROM sleepsleepful, adjectivesleeplike, adjectivean·ti·sleep, adjectiveun·der·sleep, verb (used without object), un·der·slept, un·der·sleep·ing.
Words nearby sleep
How to use sleep in a sentence
It’s too soon to tell you much about battery life or the new built-in sleep tracking feature, and I’ll need more time to render a long-term verdict.Apple Watch Series 6 first impressions: A stretchy addition looks great|Aaron Pressman|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Instead, the Academy recommends making sure that screen time does not substitute for any sleep or active time.Healthy screen time is one challenge of distance learning|Kathryn Hulick|September 11, 2020|Science News For Students
You’ll visit islands like Santa Cruz and Isabela and either camp on the beach or sleep on a sailboat.
The team implemented training, nutrition, recovery, and sleep strategies based on where each player was in their cycle.
From pretty much the second or third day until then, so almost 1,000 miles, I had been plagued by shin splints, and ended up walking 20-hour days and getting two or three hours of sleep.
Lee would stay up late, unable to sleep from the pains he had in his back.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
On some Sundays he came to church with only two hours of sleep.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Zubaydah and two other detainees were subsequently waterboarded, and subjected to other methods including sleep deprivation.CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me|Kimberly Dozier|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Detainees there were subject to sleep deprivation, shackled to bars with their hands above their heads.
He was slapped, grabbed in the face, placed in stress positions, placed in standing sleep deprivation, and doused with water.
At last Aristide fed him desperately, dandled him eventually to sleep, and returned to an excited pillow.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Punch scratched himself in his sleep, and Judy moaned a little.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Until we work up some weeks' reserve of water, food and cartridges, I shan't sleep sound.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The white light of the moon had fallen upon the world like the mystery and the softness of sleep.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
So how do you suppose Yung Pak's mother used to put him to sleep in this land where cradles were unknown?Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
British Dictionary definitions for sleep
Word Origin for sleep
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sleep
In addition to the idioms beginning with sleep
- sleep around
- sleep a wink, not
- sleep in
- sleep like a log
- sleep on something
- sleep out
- sleep over
- sleep through
- sleep with
- let sleeping dogs lie
- lose sleep over
- put to sleep
Also see underasleep.