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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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
to sleep outside or away from one's home. Can I sleep out tonight? Didn't you sleep out last night?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
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.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.