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sleep-in

[ sleep-in ]
/ ˈslipˌɪn /
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adjective
noun
a person who sleeps in at a place of employment.
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Origin of sleep-in

First recorded in 1950–55; adj., noun use of verb phrase sleep in
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British Dictionary definitions for sleep-in

sleep in

verb (intr, adverb)
British to sleep longer than usual
to sleep at the place of one's employment
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sleep-in

sleep in

1

Sleep at one's place of employment, as in They have a butler and maid who both sleep in. [First half of 1800s]

2

Sleep late, either accidentally or deliberately. For example, I slept in and missed my usual train, or On weekends we like to sleep in. [Late 1800s]

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