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Definition of Sleeping Beauty noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Sleeping Beauty

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used to refer to someone who has been asleep for a long time OK, Sleeping Beauty, time to get up. From the European fairy tale about a beautiful girl who sleeps for a hundred years and is woken up when a prince kisses her.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Sleeping Beauty

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