sleep through

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Idioms and Phrases with sleep through

sleep through

1

Sleep without waking for a period of time, usually the night, as in At three months many babies have learned to sleep through. [Mid-1900s]

2

sleep through something. Fail to pay attention, as in We all slept through the explanation and then had trouble getting the machines started.

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