sleep away(redirected from sleeping it 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. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sleep" and "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.
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.