I parked the car, went around some of the streets and within five minutes I came across probably around 20 people dossing down
Memories of players dossing down
on my bedsit floor, of grown-ups who knew dreams were just that but who were simply clinging to illusions, of kids with dreams.
Come Christmas Eve, visitors can find themselves dossing down
on the floor of relatives' office/dining room/kitchen/utility room, squeezing into bunk beds designed for youngsters before they hit a growth spurt, or back in their childhood bedrooms which either haven't been redecorated since they left or have been converted into home gyms.
The original Jez, meanwhile, is dossing down
in a bathroom and existing on 'toilet toast'.
LORD "Lucky" Lucan, the blueblood whose disappearance spawned a cache of conspiracy theories, is alive, well and dossing down
in a Land Rover in New Zealand with his pet goat Camilla.
He was having problems with accommodation at the time and was "dossing down
" on other people's sofas.
As I write, the headlines are all about traffic jams, accidents, cut-off villages, postal pile-up, would-be passengers dossing down
in airports, and high streets half-empty on peak days when they should have been thronged.
At the end of the day the Tory government realised they had been spitting against the wind with their Right to Buy policy as so many people were now living rough and dossing down
on the streets with no new council homes getting built.
We usually failed, leading to uncomfortable nights dossing down
on the streets and stations of Zurich and Milan.
The black American press merits a chapter, and he also contributes an amusing section on "dossing down
," the British expression for bedding down in a convenient place.
Most of Ginnane's patients are homeless, one way or the other, using the definition of homelessness with the categories of primary (on the street), secondary (dossing down
in someone else's flat) and tertiary (being in some sort of accommodation that is not satisfactory).
"From walking my dogs, I recognise all the local drunks and drug addicts who hang around Six Ways, but I hadn't seen him before so think he's been dossing down
Like most men in stable, loving relationships, I thought my days of dossing down
in stables were long behind me.
The girls dossing down
at Les' promise him an "Aussie sandwich" in return for letting them stay.
She said: "Although Wayne's case is shocking there could be up to 30 others like him dossing down
in various places after leaving care!"