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sleep around

To engage in sex with many different partners. The term has a derogatory connotation. Apparently they have an open relationship and don't mind when the other person sleeps around. I had a reputation for sleeping around in college, but they were just baseless rumors.
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sleep around (with someone)

Inf. to have sex with several partners over time; to be promiscuous. They say she sleeps around with just anybody all the time. Yes, she sleeps around.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sleep around

Engage in sex promiscuously, as in Fortunately, no one mentioned that both of them had slept around in their younger days . [Colloquial; 1920s]
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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.

sleep around

v.
1. To be sexually active with more than one partner: I'm surprised they're getting married, considering how much they both sleep around.
2. sleep around on To be sexually unfaithful to someone: I am certain my spouse is sleeping around on me.
See also: around, sleep
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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For instance, if your new beau is superhot and haft your age and you have reluctantly agreed to let him sleep around because you want to keep showing him off at pool parties, think hard before you call this an open relationship.
WILL I get a knighthood if I take drugs, sleep around and swear?
They sleep around. They do it in pairs, in threesomes, in foursomes, and between them have seduced 350 women - nearly all one-nightstands.
CORONATION Street star Bill Roache has advised other men to fall in love and not sleep around - despite his own womanising ways.
Q I HAVE never met a woman who can satisfy me sexually and I wonder if I'm doomed simply to sleep around.
His game started half an hour later than the scheduled 3.30pm and he normally has a sleep around four or five.
I HEARD a mother of three daughters argue on the radio the other day that she wasn't going to let her daughters have the new cervical cancer jab because it would encourage them to sleep around.
The building has a main hall on the floor level with dormitories upstairs to sleep around 40 Scouts or Guides.
One woman who lives near the damaged house said: "The noise woke me out of my sleep around 1.30am.
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Katie Price has revealed that she thinks she has not set a bad example for children as she doesn't "sleep around" with men and prefers to be in a committed relationship.