drop off (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb drop off (2).

Meaning: to fall asleep

Synonym: doze off, nod off (informal), fall asleep

For example:

  • drop off My mum often drops off in her favourite chair in front of the TV, and we have to wake her up when it's time to go to bed.

  • drop off If you're driving and you start to feel sleepy, stop and rest. If you drop off behind the wheel, you could kill yourself and a lot of other people.

Quick Quiz:

Every night, Margie has trouble dropping off

a. her bed

b. to sleep

c. her worries

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Contributor: Matt Errey