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!
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.
The Sleeping Beauties is at | Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, until January 4.