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sleep around

To engage in sex with many different partners. The term has a derogatory connotation. Apparently they have an open relationship and don't mind when the other person sleeps around. I had a reputation for sleeping around in college, but they were just baseless rumors.
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sleep around (with someone)

Inf. to have sex with several partners over time; to be promiscuous. They say she sleeps around with just anybody all the time. Yes, she sleeps around.
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sleep around

Engage in sex promiscuously, as in Fortunately, no one mentioned that both of them had slept around in their younger days . [Colloquial; 1920s]
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sleep around

v.
1. To be sexually active with more than one partner: I'm surprised they're getting married, considering how much they both sleep around.
2. sleep around on To be sexually unfaithful to someone: I am certain my spouse is sleeping around on me.
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``He asked me what I was studying at college, told me I was a pretty thing, then started asking me if I slept around, could he have my phone number and would I like to give him a kiss,'' she told a jury.
We still slept around and it was nothing more than friends with benefits.
One in three has slept around and had unsafe sex on one-night stands - while one in four has had more than one partner on the go at the same time.
But he slept around before he met her and caught the sexually transmitted disease.
The book says: "From Rock Hudson to Vivien Leigh, from Bette Davis to Cary Grant, Brando slept around, even managing to seduce two of America's First Ladies."
The 20-year-old reckons that virgins are "hard work" and that he prefers to bed women who have slept around.