sleep in

sleep in
intransitive verb Date: 1827 1. to sleep where one is employed 2. a. oversleep b. to sleep late intentionally

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sleep-in — /sleep in /, adj. 1. live in (def. 1). n. 2. a person who sleeps in at a place of employment. [1950 55; adj., n. use of v. phrase sleep in] * * * …   Universalium

  • sleep in — sleep until late in the morning    Don t call me until after lunch tomorrow. I m going to sleep in …   English idioms

  • sleep-in — sleep′ in adj. cvb live in 1) • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • sleep in — verb 1. sleep later than usual or customary (Freq. 1) On Sundays, I sleep in • Syn: ↑sleep late • Hypernyms: ↑sleep, ↑kip, ↑slumber, ↑log Z s, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleep in — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms sleep in : present tense I/you/we/they sleep in he/she/it sleeps in present participle sleeping in past tense slept in past participle slept in to continue sleeping after the time that you usually wake up… …   English dictionary

  • sleep-in — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: sleep in : that sleeps at the place of employment five sleep in servants New Yorker …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleep in — verb To sleep late; to go on sleeping past ones customary or planned hour. On a rainy Saturday, after a busy week at work, he closed the curtains and decided to sleep in …   Wiktionary

  • sleep-in — adjective Date: 1951 that lives at the place of employment < a sleep in maid > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sleep-in — /ˈslip ɪn/ (say sleep in) noun an occasion on which one remains sleeping till well after one s usual hour of arising from bed …   Australian English dictionary

  • sleep in — sleep at one s workplace; sleep later than usual …   English contemporary dictionary

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