I slept like a log. (Sleep idioms)

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

by Kate Woodford

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This week, we’re looking at the surprising number of idioms in English that relate to sleep and rest. Try to stay awake till the end!

Starting with the morning, if you say that someone is in the land of the living, you mean that they are awake. This is a humorous phrase, sometimes used of someone who has finally woken up after a lie-in (= a time when they have stayed in bed in the morning later than usual):

I was hoping to speak to Klara. Is she in the land of the living, do you know?

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