sleep out(redirected from sleeping out)
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To sleep somewhere other than one's home, especially in the outdoors. My brother and I loved setting up our tent in the field behind our house so we could sleep out during the summer months.
to sleep outside or away from one's home. Can I sleep out tonight? Didn't you sleep out last night?
1. Sleep at home, as opposed to one's place of employment, as in We have a full-time nurse for her, but she sleeps out. [Mid-1800s]
2. Sleep away from one's own home, as in She's not here; she's sleeping out.
1. To sleep away from one's home: I will be sleeping out tonight, so don't wait up.
2. To sleep at one's own home, not at one's place of employment: The maid sleeps out Mondays, so we'll have the house to ourselves.