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My prefix is asleep.
My infix is what my whole is doing.
My suffix is bowling.
My whole is packing.

What am I?

Hint:

as the title suggests, my whole is the name of a type of job.

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    $\begingroup$ Inspired by trying (and failing) to solve this one. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 3, 2021 at 0:46

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I think the answer is:

REMOVER

My prefix is asleep.

Somebody experiencing REM is asleep.

My infix is what my whole is doing.

A remover's role is to MOVE something from one place to another.

My suffix is bowling.

An OVER is a cricket term for a set of six balls bowled by the bowler.

My whole is packing.

You will very likely find a REMOVER packing items from your home in order to take them to your new place!

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  • $\begingroup$ Yep, you got it! $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 11:47
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As replied by pos(t)er, it isn’t . . .

. . . “(k)napsacking.”

Thought it was because . . .

. . . “nap” is a short sleep while “sack” is a colloquialism for storing one’s belonings.

And, well, . . .

. . . kingpin is vital to bowl down.

Always worth a try.

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  • $\begingroup$ No, but I'm interested to see your explanation for the four parts anyway. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 3, 2021 at 5:40
  • $\begingroup$ I tried, @Rand al'Thor. You riddle me. $\endgroup$
    – humn
    Commented Nov 3, 2021 at 5:48
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for the ^vote. Think i spelled "knap" without the "k." Correct me if i'm khumn. $\endgroup$
    – humn
    Commented Nov 3, 2021 at 6:33

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