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drift off to sleep

To gradually fall sleep. I really do want to watch this movie with you, but I'm so tired that I keep drifting off to sleep.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drift off to sleep

Fig. to fall asleep gradually. At last, he drifted off to sleep. During that boring lecture, I drifted off to sleep a number of times.
See also: drift, off, sleep, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The little boy had drifted off to sleep in his car seat after his mum drove him round the block to help him nap, at around 3pm on Tuesday.
AVICAR allegedly made sleazy comments to a stranger on an aeroplane then groped him after he drifted off to sleep, a court heard.
A VICAR allegedly made "sleazy" comments to a stranger on an aeroplane then groped him after he drifted off to sleep, a court heard.
As I drifted off to sleep, the jungle was beginning to come to life and the sounds were magical.
3 Visualise a happy place.Insomniacs told to visualise a relaxing scene drifted off to sleep 20 mins sooner than those instructed to think of nothing or count sheep.
DURING my breakfast telly days, I'd go to bed, with my radio tuned in to BBC Radio 5 Live, and listen to Tony Livesey and Rachael Bland catching up with, and debating, the day's main news as I drifted off to sleep.
She drifted off to sleep and awoke a second time to see him above her and kissing her.
She had to wake me up after 20 minutes as I'd drifted off to sleep during the treatment.
Then participants were asked to lie down in a darkened room with their eyes closed and continue the word classification task as they drifted off to sleep.
Viewers were intrigued as Hamilton began screaming just as her housemates drifted off to sleep in the 'basement' of the house which has no windows, shower, hot water or luxury food items.
The barber started snipping away and the man drifted off to sleep. When the barber had finished he woke the man up and said it's all done.
If you're not listening to the baby monitor as if you were a British intelligence HQ hoping for amessage from amissing spy, you have drifted off to sleep only to be woken as a child falls out of bed.
I THOUGHT I had drifted off to sleep while driving the other day and had been transported to a third world country.
As I settled in my deckchair Feeling the warm sun on my face, I drifted off to sleep Went back to another place.
Vancouver (Canada), Nov.29 (ANI): A Canadian businessman, who was held hostage by terrorists inside the Trident-Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai said that he was saved from being killed by terrorists because he drifted off to sleep and ignored a mysterious knock to his door.