sleep away

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sleep away

To sleep throughout or during a large portion of a particular period of time, especially when one could have been doing something more fun or productive then. A noun or pronoun can come before or after "away." No, you can't just sleep away the whole weekend again! I want you out of bed by 10 AM tomorrow, ready to do something outside! I was so rundown from the 'flu that I just slept the whole day away.
See also: away, sleep

sleep something away

to spend or waste a specific period of time sleeping. You can't sleep the whole day away! Jim slept away his whole vacation.
See also: away, sleep
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DAVAO CITY, Philippines He is turning 74, but President Duterte is notholding any party for his birthday today, saying he would rather sleep the day away. "Historically, ayaw ko talagang mag-celebrate ng birthday.
Give us all a seat in the House of Lords where we can sleep the day away and claim PS300 a day plus expenses and I'm sure I could work till I am 75.
And a cat with nothing to do will often sleep the day away instead of getting needed exercise.
Taz is quite happy to be left for a few hours, as long as he has a nice big comfy bed to sleep the day away on.
I decided to sleep the day away and travel at night for the next seven-hour leg of my trip to Ocala.
The figure for Christmas-after-Sula is the "curled bodies of men who chose to sleep the day away rather than face the silence made by the absence of Lionel trains, drums, cry-baby dolls and rocking horses." Teenagers sneak into the local theater to let Tex Ritter "free them from the recollection of their fathers' shoes, yawning in impotence under the bed" (154).
Then, in the early morning, she unwinds it strand by strand, drawing it back into herself before she crawls back into the eaves to sleep the day away. At sunset, she's busy again, spinning the most amazing masterpiece--a trap to catch her evening meal."
The nurses and doctors are still wonderful - the food isn't - and although I am able to sleep the day away without feeling guilty, I just want to be at home.
She loves to sleep the day away on her bed and go for little wanders but does need to step up her exercise.