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crash pad

A place where free accommodation is provided on a temporary basis. Because of our spare bedroom, our house has become something of a crash pad for visiting friends and family.
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crash pad

A free, temporary lodging place, as in The company maintains several crash pads for employees from out-of-town divisions. This expression originally referred to a place affording runaways, drug addicts, and the like somewhere to crash in the sense of "sleep." In time it also was used more broadly, as in the example. [Slang; 1960s]
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The lovebirds are currently holed up in a crash pad in the Hollywood Hills as Cara, 23, has some down time after filming her first screen roles.
Organization: Ball-carriers line up at one end of the running chute, ready to sprint toward the opposite end parallel to the sideline and crash pad.
The Simmons Crash Pad, available in twin and full sizes, and the Simmons Ultimate Guest Bed, available in twin, full and queen sizes, are entry-level products.
He offered up our very small apartment--I was already sleeping in what normally would be the living room--as a crash pad for the kids who were dedicating their summer to dunning apprehensive and often hostile strangers for signatures in Gainesville's hellish heat and humidity.
Sharing their Greenwich Village crash pad are Lucy's dropout brother Max (Joe Anderson), soon to be drafted; a singer reminiscent of Janis Joplin, Sadie (Dana Fuchs, who actually headlined the off-Broadway show "Love, Janis"); and Jo-Jo, a Hendrix-ian guitar god stand-in.
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If your passion is rock climbing, you can set up your crash pad at Cooper's Rock, along West Virginia's Cheat River Gouge.
This includes eight self-contained flats, which are available for up to two years, four emergency beds, available for up to six weeks and one crash pad, which can be used for up to seven nights in one month.
They also hoped to invest in a crash pad in Glasgow.
Declawed and prone to lounging, they would love to make your house their permanent crash pad.
The installation Punk Rock Crash Pad, 1979-86, covered the walls of the gallery's attic in the black plastic of garbage and body bags; on the floor was a mattress, presumably occupied by a young rocker, a stand-in for the artist, who had been a member of the punk-noise band Culturecide.
Generations of starving artists have made the Point Pleasant Apartments their crash pad of choice, and this 1925 relic near downtown is still going strong.
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He was originally commuting from Philadelphia, and just working a couple of days a week in New York, so he started out with a smaller crash pad, and now he's full-time in New York so he wanted more space.