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sleeping giant

  
     ( sleeping giants    plural  ) If you refer to someone or something as a sleeping giant, you mean that they are powerful but they have not yet shown the full extent of their power.     (JOURNALISM)      n-count  
The trust, which has 2.3 million members, has been characterised as a sleeping giant of the environment movement.     
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sleeping     
You use sleeping to describe places where people sleep or things concerned with where people sleep.      adj   ADJ n  
On the top floor we have sleeping quarters for women and children.     
    sleep  


sleeping bag        ( sleeping bags    plural  ) A sleeping bag is a large deep bag with a warm lining, used for sleeping in, especially when you are camping.      n-count  
sleeping car        ( sleeping cars    plural  ) A sleeping car is a railway carriage containing beds for passengers to sleep in at night.      n-count  
sleeping giant        ( sleeping giants    plural  ) If you refer to someone or something as a sleeping giant, you mean that they are powerful but they have not yet shown the full extent of their power.     (JOURNALISM)      n-count  
The trust, which has 2.3 million members, has been characterised as a sleeping giant of the environment movement.     
sleeping partner        ( sleeping partners    plural  ) A sleeping partner is a person who provides some of the capital for a business but who does not take an active part in managing the business.  
  (BRIT, BUSINESS)      n-count  
in AM, use silent partner     
sleeping pill        ( sleeping pills    plural  ) A sleeping pill is a pill that you can take to help you sleep.      n-count  
sleeping sickness     
Sleeping sickness is a serious tropical disease which causes great tiredness and often leads to death.      n-uncount  
sleeping tablet        ( sleeping tablets    plural  ) A sleeping tablet is the same as a sleeping pill.      n-count  

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n.
way of traveling in which you go from one apartment to another usually sleeping on a couch, and either at friends, acquaintances or through a web site
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