Learn English – “Slept off”: correct or incorrect


I have been using slept off to mean that I fell asleep. For example,

I slept off early yesterday.

Is that used correctly?

Best Answer

You are confusing two common English expressions:

I went to bed at 11pm, and soon dropped off (to sleep).

He had had too much to drink at the party; he had to take a taxi to his London flat, where he slept off the effects of the claret and whisky.

You need 'drop(ped) off'.

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