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sleep something off

to sleep while the effects of liquor or drugs pass away. John drank too much and went home to sleep it off. Bill is at home sleeping off the effects of the drug they gave him.
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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.
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sleep off

v.
To get rid of something while sleeping: She went home to sleep off her headache. He has a hangover—let him sleep it off.
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SLEEP OFF THE JET LAG: At the Hera Hotel on Falirou Street, Makrygianni.
Gus Van Sant shows Blake as he shuffles about his mansion in a drugged-up haze, while his friends Luke (Lukas Haas), Asia (Asia Argento), Scott (Scott Green) and Nicole (Nicole Vicius) sleep off the night before.
Washington Square, where fellow beat Jack Kerouac would sleep off a hangover or add to the sweet misery with a bottle of port from neighboring Coit Liquor, continues to welcome the tired, the tourists, the sun worshipers.
A MAN wanting to sleep off his hangover took a doze in a bank foyer accompanied by his horse.
But they could sleep off their champagne lifestyle in the daytime while he had to try to keep in peak condition.
Rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service lugged two more adult female antelopes out of the plane, loaded the animals onto the flatbed and ferried them to a nearby corral, where they would sleep off the sedative before being released.
Many people try to sleep off a problem, but it seems they are even having difficulty doing that.
In 10 to 20 years we'll be able to pharmacologically turn sleep off.
A MAN died after being left in the back of a car to sleep off a night on the tiles.
DRUNKEN Scots will be offered beds in new American-style drunk tanks to sleep off the effects of their drinking binges.
Lucas Sambai, 33, was trying to sleep off a drinking binge in a hostel in Brisbane, Australia, when he became enraged by their sounds of passion.
The star was plagued by prank phone calls as he tried to sleep off the celebrations in the Grosvenor Park hotel.
Others, which will provide drunks with beds and quiet areas where they can sleep off the effects of drink, will be opened across the UK.
Relatives put him to bed, thinking he needed to sleep off the effects of drinking.
They pinned her down and attacked her as she tried to sleep off a seven-hour drinking session.