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English definition of “sleep in”

sleep in

phrasal verb with sleep    /slip/ verb [I/T] (past tense and past participle slept  /slept/)
to sleep later than you usually do, or later than most people do: Amelia is an early riser , but Gorda sleeps in whenever she can.
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