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over-lay sleeping

over-lay sleeping  n.— «The Joplin woman awaits a preliminary hearing on involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the Aug. 8 death of 4-month-old Ashton Jones. Prosecutors say Jessica Jones rolled over on the infant in her sleep...

highway hypnosis

highway hypnosis  n.— «Even without actually falling asleep, drivers can go for miles in what some experts call “highway hypnosis,” with their reflexes slowed and their judgment impaired.» —“When lack of sleep can...

sexsomnia

sexsomnia  n.— «Awakened by the jostling of a half-naked man on top of her after a late-night party in 2003, a Toronto woman was immediately struck by the look on his face. Her assailant appeared neither threatening nor caught in the act...

fast on

fast on  adj.— «If I know I’ve got to be up early, I normally can’t sleep too well, but that night I was, as they say round they these parts, “fast on.” I was “fast on” and having a dream.» —“Alarming tale that...

bottom currency

bottom currency  n.— «If she were to pay for all her transport, food and accommodation expenses when she is away from home, she would make very little profit. So to boost her profit margins, she pays using what is known as “bottom...

spike out

spike out  v. phr.— «If travel time to the side (or flank) of the fire where firefighters are assigned, they could be asked to “spike out” which means sleep in place rather than in the camp.» —“Release No. 0303.07: The...