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sleep in

to oversleep; to sleep late in the morning. If you sleep in again, you'll get fired. I really felt like sleeping in this morning.
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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]
See also: sleep

sleep in

v.
1. To oversleep: I missed the morning train because I slept in.
2. To sleep late on purpose: After this week's work, I will sleep in on Saturday.
3. To sleep at one's place of employment: Their nanny sleeps in so she can take care of the children at night.
See also: sleep
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It is humbling to see so many people join together and I would like to say thank you to every single person who took part in the main Sleep Out in Digbeth, the satellite Sleep Outs around Birmingham and the numerous Sleep Ins, without their help we wouldn't be able to keep over 350 young people safe and warm a night.
He sleeps under cars and under hedges, and when he gets money, he uses it to sleep in small cheap hotels.
He has a little desperate look in his eyes like he hasn't had any sleep in a couple of days.
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