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sleep on (someone or something)
slang To fail to appreciate or ignore the significance of someone or something. Typically used as an imperative. Don't sleep on this song—it's so good! A lot of people slept on this team coming into the playoffs, but now everyone is waking up to how good they are.
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sleep on something
1. Lit. to recline on something and slumber. I like to sleep on a firm bed. Mary had to sleep on the floor because her sister was visiting.
2. Fig. to postpone a decision until one has slept through the night. (As if one were going to think through the decision while sleeping.) It sounds like a good idea, but I'd like to sleep on it before giving you my response. You go home and sleep on it and give me your answer in the morning.
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To think about something overnight before deciding: If you can't make a decision right now, sleep on it, and give me your answer in the morning.
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