sleep off

phrasal verb

slept off; sleeping off; sleeps off
: 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.

Examples of sleep off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pair of raccoons that had stumbled into the same trap slept off their sedation in their own individual cages. Emily Anthes Andres Kudacki, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Security guards making their rounds at the Eiffel Tower were surprised to find two American tourists who apparently slept off a night of drinking inside the iconic French landmark, multiple news outlets reported. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2023 The National Guard soldiers, the captain, and the general’s adjutant were sleeping off in the distance. Vladimir Sorokin, Harper's Magazine, 13 July 2022

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“Sleep off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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