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    sleeper

    What do you call a person who sleeps a lot? idiom/slang


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    Re: sleeper

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    What do you call a person who sleeps a lot? idiom/slang

    lazybones / Rip Van Winkle / be like a bear / Are you gonna sleep the whole winter? / his/her main occupation is sawing logs

    I don't think that the last three are particularly common in all of English, but they were used in my family.

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    Re: sleeper

    Ive heard of "sleeping the whole winter" thing, sawing logs? I saw in cartoons about one sleeping with this picture of one sawing logs above him.

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    Re: sleeper

    Not 'sleeper' of course - except when it refers to someone who is asleep; or a piece of wood joining two rails in a railway track; or a potential spy, used in very long-term espionage... or maybe some other meanings.



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    Re: sleeper

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Ive heard of "sleeping the whole winter" thing, sawing logs? I saw in cartoons about one sleeping with this picture of one sawing logs above him.
    The sawing of logs refers to the snoring sound made by some when they sleep.

    When my son was younger he slept a long time. I used to call it "hibernating" or being "dead to the world"

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