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Meaning of “sleep in” in the English Dictionary

"sleep in" in British English

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sleep in

informal
phrasal verb with sleep uk   us   /sliːp/ verb (slept, slept)
to ​sleep until ​later in the ​morning than you usually do: I usually ​sleep in on Saturdays.
(Definition of sleep in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sleep in

phrasal verb with sleep  us   /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.
(Definition of sleep in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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