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sleep out

to sleep outside or away from one's home. Can I sleep out tonight? Didn't you sleep out last night?
See also: out, sleep

sleep out

1. Sleep at home, as opposed to one's place of employment, as in We have a full-time nurse for her, but she sleeps out. [Mid-1800s]
2. Sleep away from one's own home, as in She's not here; she's sleeping out.
See also: out, sleep

sleep out

v.
1. To sleep away from one's home: I will be sleeping out tonight, so don't wait up.
2. To sleep at one's own home, not at one's place of employment: The maid sleeps out Mondays, so we'll have the house to ourselves.
See also: out, sleep
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Plans are also afoot to hold Sleep Outs in Cardiff, London and Sunderland with 15% of those proceeds also coming back to Teesside.
This year's City Slickers Sleep Out is on Friday November 13 at St Basil's in Digbeth.
If you are interested in attending the craziest and yet most respected fund-raising and corporate networking event please contact the Sleep Out Team at fundraising@stbasils.
fundraisers wrap up warm for the St Basils Sleep Out and (right) TV presenter Gail Porter, who will be taking part this year.
A further 500 people will be taking part in smaller Sleep Outs taking place at venues including Fort Dunlop and Bournville village.
They hope to raise over pounds 40,000 from the sleep outs.
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.
Hundreds more will also be roughing it in satellite Sleep Outs at other venues, including Fort Dunlop and Bournville village.
For those who are unable to attend a Sleep Out, the charity is asking people to pledge their support for St Basils on the night and arrange a Sleep In.
So far more than 850 people have signed up for St Basil's Sleep Out event on November 30, but the charity for the homeless wants to beat last year's total of pounds 40,000.
The activities offered -- each tailor made and facilitated through a personal Villa Attendant -- include day and night game drives, picnics and sun downers, guided walks, children and family activities, a wellness centre including a gym and spa, sleep outs and many more.