sleep on it


: to think more about something overnight and make a decision about it later
You've heard my offer. Why don't you sleep on it and let me know what you decide.

Examples of sleep on it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With over 7 feet of sleeping length and a 450 lb weight capacity, anyone can sleep on it. Max Inchausti, Field & Stream, 2 Aug. 2023 Sometimes the only practical thing to do is sleep on it and talk through things the next day., 14 May 2021 But the apocalyptic bus was a whopping $20,000 as compared to the other $10,000 options, so the couple decided to sleep on it. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 9 Apr. 2023 Sometimes, the best medicine for a grating issue is to sleep on it. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Apr. 2023 After taking a night to sleep on it, all 13 teams remaining in the playoffs, including the Bucks, agreed to continue with the season. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2020 Two days is enough time to engross yourself in a curriculum, build a solid foundation, sleep on it and continue to build on that foundation the next day. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, 1 July 2020 If all else fails, sleep on it. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 14 Feb. 2023 Maybe sleep on it for a couple of days. Lauren Huff,, 21 Dec. 2022 See More

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“Sleep on it.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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