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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
References in classic literature ?
But the swineherd did not like sleeping away from his pigs, so he got ready to go outside, and Ulysses was glad to see that he looked after his property during his master's absence.
Yet I was still such a blockhead that I missed the lesson of that fear, and in spite of Weena's distress I insisted upon sleeping away from these slumbering multitudes.
For example, if your child has never slept away from home, arrange a couple of sleepovers with friends, grandparents, etc., before camp starts, so that the child has the experience of sleeping away from home and from you.
Olopoenia claimed in the petition that he and his family members have been sleeping away from home because of the fear of being kidnapped by the invaders who have been repeatedly visiting his house on a daily basis in search of him.
"I'll be honest, I'm nervous about sleeping away from my home even though it's not very far.
Sleeping away with stages of It also means that the initial you a amazing night's sleep you had when you started to take them, is unlikely to be still so amazing.
The programme follows the efforts of Nightstop North East to help youngster Kieran, 16, who has no experience of sleeping away from home but after a row with his stepdad faces a night on the streets.
Part of the brain's left hemisphere keeps watch when people sleep in unfamiliar places, Laura Sanders reported in "Left brain stands guard while sleeping away from home" (SN: 5/28/16, p.
You can opt to go back to town or sleep out in the desert; I recommend sleeping away from a spring because the mosquitoes are merciless, but the guide and driver will sort this out.
But good eventually conquers evil, Nao Sakuma's perfectly-danced Princess Aurora married her Prince (the superblymatched and very fine Chi Cao) the Lilac Fairy dispelled evil and the court wakes up after sleeping away a century.
It was incredibly cold and we initially made the mistake of sleeping away from each other instead of close so create more heat.
It rained in Paris for two days and instead of sleeping away the sudden break or spending it shopping, Hansika decided to learn some dance from Prabhu.
On the other we have AMs claiming expenses for almost everything, MPs screaming "invasion of privacy" rather than disclosing their dubious dips into the public purse and now we are hearing about the "noble Lords" who are not satisfied with pounds 300 a day for sleeping away their days.
Many Saudi youth are balking at what has become a common Saudi approach to Ramadan--changing night into day by sleeping away the fasting hours and living it up at night.
That's why some people don't like sleeping away from home, as they miss that peace of mind.