Sleepy hollow

Definition

Sleepy Hollow is an idiom that is used to describe a place or situation that is dull and uninteresting.

Examples

We drove through sleepy hollow on our way to the lake.

His lectures were so boring that the whole class felt like they were in a sleepy hollow.

I can’t believe this sleepy hollow is the most popular hangout spot on the weekend.

Origin

The phrase originated from Washington Irving’s story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, published in 1820.

Faqs

What does the phrase ‘Sleepy Hollow’ mean?

Sleepy Hollow is an idiom used to describe a place or situation that is dull and uninteresting.

Where did the phrase ‘Sleepy Hollow’ originate from?

The phrase originated from Washington Irving’s story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, published in 1820.