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    to sleep soccer

    Hi everybody!
    I can't catch the meaning of *sleep* in the following sentence:
    Everyone was there because they wanted to *sleep*, eat and breathe soccer.

    I'm also looking for a sinonym.
    Is there any other transitive verb that can substitute it?
    Thanks a lot in advance.
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    Re: to sleep soccer

    Soccer is so important to them that even in their sleep it governs them.##

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    Re: to sleep soccer

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Soccer is so important to them that even in their sleep it governs them.##
    .... wanted to dream soccer?

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    Re: to sleep soccer

    Quote Originally Posted by sonyet View Post
    .... wanted to dream soccer?
    Possibly.

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    Re: to sleep soccer

    Quote Originally Posted by sonyet View Post
    Hi everybody!
    I can't catch the meaning of *sleep* in the following sentence:
    Everyone was there because they wanted to *sleep*, eat and breathe soccer.
    In the above sentence, "sleep" is no more significant than "eat" and "breathe" are.
    Taken together, all three words mean that they wanted almost all of their time to be (devoted to)(preoccupied with) soccer.
    If you 'eat, sleep and breathe X', it means that X is the main focus of your life, at least at this time.




    I'm also looking for a sinonym. I don't think there is an actual synonym, but taking all three verbs together, 'live for' expresses the same meaning.
    They (eat, sleep and breathe)(live for) soccer.



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