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  • 1 asleep at the switch — adjective Neglectful of an important task, responsibility, or opportunity. His vote demonstrates that the people of Philadelphia are not asleep at the switch, are not indifferent to their political duties …

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  • 2 Asleep at the Wheel — performing in San Diego, CA Background information Origin Paw Paw, West Virginia, United States …

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  • 3 Asleep in the Back — Studio album by Elbow Released 7 May 2001 (UK) 22 January 2002 (US) (See …

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  • 4 asleep at the switch — {adj. phr.} 1. Asleep when it is one s duty to move a railroad switch for cars to go on the right track. * /The new man was asleep at the switch and the two trains crashed./ 2. {informal} Failing to act promptly as expected, not alert to an… …

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  • 5 asleep at the switch — {adj. phr.} 1. Asleep when it is one s duty to move a railroad switch for cars to go on the right track. * /The new man was asleep at the switch and the two trains crashed./ 2. {informal} Failing to act promptly as expected, not alert to an… …

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  • 6 Asleep — A*sleep , a. & adv. [Pref. a + sleep.] 1. In a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant. [1913 Webster] Fast asleep the giant lay supine. Dryden. [1913 Webster] By whispering winds soon lulled asleep. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. In the sleep of the grave; …

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  • 7 asleep at the switch — If someone is asleep at the switch, they are not doing their job or taking their responsibilities very carefully. Asleep at the wheel is an alternative …

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  • 8 asleep at the wheel — If someone is asleep at the wheel, they are not doing their job or taking their responsibilities very carefully. Asleep at the switch is an alternative …

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  • 9 asleep at the switch — not alert, not watching, not paying attention    If you re asleep at the switch, you won t learn much in class …

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  • 10 asleep at the wheel — not paying attention. Why was our government asleep at the wheel when the crisis began? Etymology: based on the literal meaning of asleep at the wheel (= sleeping while driving a vehicle) …

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  • 11 asleep at the switch —  Not awake; not focused on one’s duties (early U.S. railroad era).  ► “The company’s current troubles date back to the 1980s, when it fell asleep at the switch, letting upstart rivals cut into lucrative parts of the business.” (Barron’s, Aug. 7,… …

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  • 13 Not a Father's Day — How I Met Your Mother episode Episode no. Season 4 Episode 7 Directed by Pamela Fryman Written by …

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  • 14 asleep at the switch — not alert to an opportunity I think he was asleep at the switch. He didn t even know that the job was available so he never applied for it …

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  • 15 asleep at the switch — not paying attention. Health experts were asleep at the switch when the disease began to spread rapidly again. Etymology: based on the idea of someone going to sleep while they are responsible for operating the switch (= device) that allows a… …

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  • 16 asleep — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB 1) in or into a state of sleep. 2) not attentive or alert. 3) (of a limb) numb …

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  • 17 not hold your liquor — not hold (your) liquor to not be able to drink alcohol without showing any effects. Scott didn t hold his liquor very well he d either fall asleep or sit silently and sadly after a couple of drinks. Usage notes: the opposite meaning is expressed… …

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  • 18 not hold liquor — not hold (your) liquor to not be able to drink alcohol without showing any effects. Scott didn t hold his liquor very well he d either fall asleep or sit silently and sadly after a couple of drinks. Usage notes: the opposite meaning is expressed… …

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  • 19 asleep — a|sleep S2 [əˈsli:p] adj [not before noun] 1.) sleeping ≠ ↑awake ▪ Quiet! The baby s asleep. fast/sound asleep (=sleeping deeply) 2.) fall asleep a) to begin to sleep ▪ Grandad fell asleep watching TV …

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  • 20 asleep — a|sleep [ ə slip ] adjective never before noun ** 1. ) not awake: Are you asleep yet? fast/sound asleep (=sleeping very deeply): The children are fast asleep in their rooms. half asleep (=not fully awake): I groped for the phone, still half… …

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