sleeping beauty

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Sleep′ing Beau′ty


n.
the heroine of a fairy tale who is awakened from a charmed sleep by the kiss of a prince.
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Noun1.Sleeping Beauty - fairy story: princess under an evil spell who could be awakened only by a prince's kissSleeping Beauty - fairy story: princess under an evil spell who could be awakened only by a prince's kiss
2.sleeping beauty - a person who is sleeping soundly
sleeper, slumberer - a rester who is sleeping
3.sleeping beauty - a potential takeover target that has not yet been put in play
takeover target, target company - a company that has been chosen as attractive for takeover by a potential acquirer
Translations
Prinsessa Ruusunen
Csipkerózsika
References in classic literature ?
Both the world of fashion and the Court of Chancery are things of precedent and usage: oversleeping Rip Van Winkles who have played at strange games through a deal of thundery weather; sleeping beauties whom the knight will wake one day, when all the stopped spits in the kitchen shall begin to turn prodigiously!
Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain: Cultural, Literary and Artistic Explorations of a Myth
Well think again, because Sherman Cymru's spellbinding production of The Sleeping Beauties presents an altogether cooler, darker vision of this heartiest of winter theatrical fare.