Definition of Sleeping Beauty noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Sleeping Beauty

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used to refer to somebody who has been asleep for a long time OK, Sleeping Beauty, time to get up. More Like This Expressions from history and legend Achilles heel, Cinderella, Herculean, Mephistophelian, Midas touch, narcissism, odyssey, Prince Charming, Procrustean, Promethean, Pyrrhic, Robin Hood, Scylla and Charybdis, Sleeping Beauty, Stygian, TitanSee worksheet. From the European fairy tale about a beautiful girl who sleeps for a hundred years and is woken up when a prince kisses her.
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