If you need to make an important decision in your life, someone might suggest that you “sleep on it”.
If you “sleep on it” it means that you wait a little while to make your decision. You actually go to sleep and make your decision in the morning. Sometimes this helps make a better decision because it’s less emotional.
Here is a real native conversation:
Carrie: I got into a huge fight with my husband today. I’m getting so sick of his attitude. I going to tell him I want a divorce.
Heather: Sweetie. You’ve been married for over 10 years. It’s normal to argue. Maybe you should sleep on it and see how you feel in the morning. Divorce is a really big decision.
Carrie: Ok. Good idea
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