How do you typically deal with it when you have an overwhelming decision to make? Do you tend to ask your friends or coworkers for their advice? Or do you prefer to take some time to sleep on it before you make a decision?
Dara shows us how to use this interesting expression in the latest episode of Everyday Idioms below.
Sleep on it? You mean, a bed?
No! Sleep on it is a phrase which means wait until the next day to make a decision. That is, don’t decide today – decide tomorrow.
Let’s look at a few example sentences using this phrase:
- You’re selling your guitar? I’ll give you €200 for it! … You don’t need to decide now, though. Sleep on it, and let me know what you think tomorrow.
- A promotion? It’s an amazing opportunity, sir, but I’m not sure if I can move to LA. I need time to think. Can I sleep on it?
- I think we should buy this car, but it’s a lot of money. There’s no rush, so let’s sleep on it. If we still think we should buy it in the morning, we’ll do it.
So, there we are. Have you ever had to sleep on a decision?
Now it’s your turn! Try to make some sentences using today’s idiom and share them in the comments section below.
- Were you ever offered the choice between two great jobs or life opportunities at the same time? How did you pick between them?
- If you were offered full scholarships (free admission) to two major internationally well-recognized universities, how would you choose between them?
- If your employer offered you more money for doing a less interesting and more difficult job role, how would you respond?