Origin of sleep-in
Definition for sleep in (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), slept, sleep·ing.
verb (used with object), slept, sleep·ing.
- (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.
Origin of sleep
Related formssleep·ful, adjectivesleep·like, adjectivean·ti·sleep, adjectiveun·der·sleep, verb (used without object), un·der·slept, un·der·sleep·ing.
British Dictionary definitions for sleep in (1 of 2)
verb (intr, adverb)
British Dictionary definitions for sleep in (2 of 2)
verb sleeps, sleeping or slept
Word Origin for sleep
Medicine definitions for sleep in
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Idioms and Phrases with sleep in (1 of 2)
Sleep at one's place of employment, as in They have a butler and maid who both sleep in. [First half of 1800s]
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]
Idioms and Phrases with sleep in (2 of 2)
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.