Meaning of sleep-in in English:


Translate sleep-in into Spanish


  • (of a domestic employee) resident in an employer's house.

    ‘a sleep-in babysitter’
    • ‘The former included a second carer for 6 hours a day in addition to 24-hour care by one carer, with sleep-in care for 10 hours.’
    • ‘A night awake carer would be paid for the full 10 hours overnight care whereas a sleep-in carer would be paid for 6 of those hours.’
    • ‘We are looking for a full time sleep-in domestic worker.’
    • ‘A recent ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the claim of a sleep-in worker for such sleep-in time to be considered working time.’


  • 1An instance of remaining asleep or in bed longer than usual in the morning.

    ‘a well-deserved sleep-in’
    • ‘I bet local residents thought they were going to get to sleep in this morning!’
    • ‘My bedroom is too hot to be able to sleep in!’
    • ‘That night, for the first time in months, I was able to sleep in.’
    • ‘Normally, she'd spend her Saturdays sleeping in.’
    • ‘Today I finally slept in.’
    • ‘I slept in yesterday morning which is extremely odd for me.’
    • ‘For some reason, she was sleeping in.’
    • ‘After the party, they are all sleeping in today.’
    • ‘Sleeping in is what I look forward to on the weekends.’
    • ‘There were days, late in my last training cycle, when I simply needed to sleep in.’
    • ‘Saturday morning, Jay and I like to sleep in a bit.’
    • ‘I ended up eating a breakfast of Frosted Flakes cereal and bananas and sleeping in.’
    • ‘We don't work today, so let's sleep in.’
    • ‘We were so exhausted after the hike that we slept in the next morning.’
    • ‘What could possibly be the most important day of my life, and I sleep in.’
    • ‘You're silent, you never talk, and you sleep in at times.’
    • ‘I look at my clock and see that everyone had let me sleep in.’
    • ‘Are you ready to give up sleeping in on weekend mornings?’
    • ‘Tomorrow we are sleeping in and then packing up, doing last minute shopping, and then having our last meal with the Slovaks.’
    • ‘We all slept in this morning and ate a leisurely breakfast.’
  • 2A form of protest in which the participants sleep overnight in premises which they have occupied.

    ‘a student sleep-in began last night’
    • ‘An assessment was made of the sleep-in by some 60 students at the college the previous Thursday.’
    • ‘They were joined by students, who organized a sit-in and a sleep-in at the senate chambers in 2001.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, a New Yorker, after seeing the sleep-in on the national news, ordered the students two pepperoni pizzas and a cheese pizza from the pizza joint across the street.’
    • ‘The group of friendly housing activists isn't exactly holding a sleep-in on the mayor's couch - but his staff is obviously uncomfortable.’
    • ‘I'm glad to have seen some more of the sleep-in footage, though. It was an event that I believe was incredibly successful.’
    demonstration, demo, march, protest march, rally, occupation, sit-in, die-in, sleep-in, human chain, dirty protest, write-in, peace camp