Dictionary.com

sleep-in

[ sleep-in ]
/ ˈslipˌɪn /
Save This Word!

adjective

noun

a person who sleeps in at a place of employment.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of sleep-in

First recorded in 1950–55; adj., noun use of verb phrase sleep in
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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]

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Essays. Emails. Everything. Get Help Now!