sleep through

World English Dictionary
sleep through
 
vb
informal (of a baby) to sleep all night without waking up

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Idioms & Phrases

sleep through

  1. Sleep without waking for a period of time, usually the night, as in At three months many babies have learned to sleep through. [Mid-1900s]

  2. sleep through something. Fail to pay attention, as in We all slept through the explanation and then had trouble getting the machines started.

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