sleep something off

sleep (something) off to sleep until something stops having an effect on you.

She slept off the effects of the medicine.

Usage notes: often used in the form sleep it off:

He's got a terrible headache and probably needs to sleep it off.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • sleep off — sleep (something) off to sleep until something stops having an effect on you. She slept off the effects of the medicine. Usage notes: often used in the form sleep it off: He s got a terrible headache and probably needs to sleep it off …   New idioms dictionary

  • sleep off — verb get rid of by sleeping (Freq. 1) sleep off a hangover • Hypernyms: ↑lose • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * sleep off To recover from (eg a hangover) by sleeping • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleep — noun 1》 a regularly recurring condition of body and mind in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended. 2》 a gummy secretion found in the corners of the eyes after… …   English new terms dictionary

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  • sleep — 1 /sli:p/ verb past tense and past participle slept /slept/ 1 REST (I) to rest your mind and body by being asleep: I normally sleep on my back. | You re welcome to stay if you don t mind sleeping on the floor. | sleep well/soundly: Did you sleep… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sleep*/*/*/ — [sliːp] (past tense and past participle slept [slept] ) verb I 1) to go into a natural state in which your body rests and you are unconscious, especially for several hours at night The baby usually sleeps in the afternoon.[/ex] ‘Did you sleep… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • off — adv., prep., adj., & n. adv. 1 away; at or to a distance (drove off; is three miles off). 2 out of position; not on or touching or attached; loose, separate, gone (has come off; take your coat off). 3 so as to be rid of (sleep it off). 4 so as to …   Useful english dictionary


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