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doss down

slang To lie down and sleep. I was so tired that I just dossed down in the middle of the living room.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

doss down (for some time)

Sl. to lie down to sleep for a period of time. Chuck dossed down for a few hours before the evening performance. It's midnight: time to doss down.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

doss down

verb
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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.
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.
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 in there."
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!"