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sleep rough

Definition of sleep rough in English:

British Sleep in uncomfortable conditions, typically out of doors: he spent the night sleeping rough on the streets
More example sentences
  • After being made redundant, she slept rough for a few nights in a derelict building and was unlucky enough to be caught in a heavy frost.
  • They all slept rough the previous night and many managed to blank out the morning sniffing glue.
  • On average three people a night sleep rough in Richmond.
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