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fall asleep

1. To yield to tiredness and begin to sleep. Please don't make too much noise—the baby has finally fallen asleep.
2. euphemism To die. We told the kids the bad news that Pop-Pop fell asleep last night.
See also: asleep, fall
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fall asleep

Fig. to go to sleep. I fell asleep while reading the very dull book. I got in bed and fell asleep at once.
See also: asleep, fall
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fall asleep

Go to sleep; also, cease paying attention. For example, As soon as the lights were dimmed he fell asleep, or His lectures are so dull that I fall asleep. The literal usage, which uses the verb fall in the sense of "succumb," dates from about 1300; the figurative is several centuries newer. Also see asleep at the switch.
See also: asleep, fall
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fall asleep

die. euphemistic
See also: asleep, fall
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References in classic literature ?
Pinocchio falls asleep with his feet on a foot warmer, and awakens the next day with his feet all burned off
Now it is well known that when there are many of these flowers together their odor is so powerful that anyone who breathes it falls asleep, and if the sleeper is not carried away from the scent of the flowers, he sleeps on and on forever.
In other words, is the administration of justice fair and equal when a juror, attorney, or even the judge falls asleep during important parts of a trial?
Father dies in crash after son falls asleep at the wheel and loses control of car, says Dubai Traffic Prosecution department
A SCOTS 15-year-old who falls asleep up to 30 times a day is suing a drug company for damages.
But Dr Rob Hunter, of Balpa, said: "A pilot falls asleep on the flight deck on a UKregistered airplane at least once in every 24 hours - and probably a lot more than that."
London, Apr 6 ( ANI ): British driving ace Lewis Hamilton has said that the moulded safety seat in his Formula One car is so comfortable that he often falls asleep at the wheel between qualifying rounds.
<strong>April 16 - Controller Falls Asleep in Miami</strong>
I'M getting so frustrated because my boyfriend falls asleep immediately after sex - often without fully satisfying me.
When Tom falls asleep during a narcoleptic attack, Tyler wakes up.
The high school junior now easily falls asleep by 11 p.m.
If the vehicle is moving in an uncontrolled way, the system will alert the driver with an audible alert before he, or she, falls asleep
Once he falls asleep, he is able to remain asleep until he wakes up in the morning.
If an infant falls asleep in her mother's arms, she is more likely to have problems falling back asleep when she wakes up in the middle of the night.