sleep through


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sleep through

1. To sleep the entire night without waking. Our first baby was nearly nine months old before she finally started sleeping through.
2. To remain asleep while something happens. I can't believe you slept through my recital, Dad! I keep sleeping through my alarm in the morning. How on earth did the baby sleep through that racket coming from next door?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sleep through something

to remain sleeping through some event. I didn't hear the storm. I guess I slept through it. Wally slept through the entire operaeven the loud part.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sleep through

1. Sleep without waking for a period of time, usually the night, as in At three months many babies have learned to sleep through. [Mid-1900s]
2. sleep through something. Fail to pay attention, as in We all slept through the explanation and then had trouble getting the machines started.
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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.
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