Definition of sleep rough in English:

Share this entry

sleep rough

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.
See parent entry: rough
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.