sleep off

phrasal verb
slept off; sleeping off; sleeps off

Definition of sleep off

informal
: to sleep until the effects of alcohol, medication, etc., are no longer felt She was sleeping off the anesthesia. He had too much to drink, and I'm letting him sleep it off.

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“Sleep off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sleep%20off. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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