I saw this in a movie (Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas).
"How long has he been sleeping for?"
"He went down right at 1:00"
I have never heard the phrase used like this, and can't find this meaning in dictionaries.
Is this usage common?
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You have to be kind of careful when using down. When putting a baby to sleep, one might say
I put him/her down an hour ago.
on the other hand, to say
I put the dog down.
means the dog has been euthanized.
usually is understood to mean some form of oral sex.
This is a situation where surrounding context is very important.