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The act in which someone, often at a work station, is so finely on the cusp of sleep yet in a mental state of readiness.
Guy no. 1: What can you see on that monitor?

Guy no.2: What? ...Oh yep, that's not good, let's go sort that out.

Guy no.1: Dude were you just sleeping?

Guy no.2: Nope I was sleeping awake, it's different.
by Dornelio June 07, 2010
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