sleep off

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sleep off (third-person singular simple present sleeps off, present participle sleeping off, simple past and past participle slept off)

  1. To get rid of (a pain, illness, condition) by sleeping.
    • 2003, Christine Brooker, Maggie Nicol, Nursing adults: the practice of caring
      On the other hand, drugs with drowsiness as a side-effect (eg certain types of analgesia, antidepressants) are best administered in the evening so that patients can sleep off the effect and be alert the following day.