LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||28/JUL/2007 2:42 AM|
|Assunto:||crashed out - En>Pt|
to be crashed out = to be asleep
This expression may have been common in the 1960s, but it's not common now. And where do you crash? You crash at someone's pad (house, home). "Pad" was once slang for mattress.
"To crash" can also mean "to have an accident", especially with a motorcycle or airplane. (Fred crashed on his rice burner. = Fred had an accident on his Japanese made motorcycle.) In the film "Top Gun", Tom Cruise talks about "crashing and burning". He was using an aeronautical term to mean he had failed in the romance department.
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