flophouse

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flop·house

 (flŏp′hous′)
n.
A cheap rundown hotel or boarding house.

flophouse

(ˈflɒpˌhaʊs)
n
(Social Welfare) slang US and Canadian a cheap lodging house, esp one used by tramps. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): dosshouse

flop•house

(ˈflɒpˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a cheap, run-down hotel or rooming house.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flophouse - a cheap lodging house
lodging house, rooming house - a house where rooms are rented
Translations

flophouse

[ˈflɒphaʊs] N (flophouses (pl)) [ˈflɒphaʊzɪz] (US) → pensión f de mala muerte, fonducha f

flophouse

n (dated US inf) → billige Absteige, Penne f
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They appear early in the morning and disappear with the dusk, some perhaps to homes they might have, or a bed and a chair in doss-house hostels or even in a clump of bushes or a copse of trees.
I have no home and now have a room in a doss-house. I almost lost my girlfriend and have been to hell and back.
Those pictures, intended to provide a "peaceful" epilogue to his chronicle of doss-house London, will show that death exists even in a context of pastoral innocence--the ancient lesson of "Et in Arcadia ego." In a pattern of contrary motion, experience in the form of Thomas descends from its hill of revelation, and new-born innocence rises toward it, each striking dissonance off the other as they pass.
She left Poland 25 years ago to make a new life for herself in Cumbria and now exploits the latest generation of Polish immigrants, relying on the fact that, as she puts it, "one Pole can do the work of two English", but paying them the minimum wage and cramming them into an unsafe and over-priced doss-house.
This first glance, he writes, was of someone who looked "like an old, half-starved, out-of-work actor; or like one of those bohemian wrecks who end up in a doss-house when their luck's right out." Du Gard, who was barely thirty at the time, thought Gide resembled "an unfrocked priest with a bad conscience," his hat, cloak, and detachable collar "frayed and hanging loose." This meeting marked the beginning of a 33-year, presumably platonic friendship, which ended with Gide's death in 1951.
Given Saints keep fewer clean sheets than a Skid Row doss-house, it was inevitable that havoc would reign all afternoon.
In running a large and successful stable over more years than I care to remember for a variety of horses and owners - from Classic winners to top- class chasers; doss-house owners to Dukes - I found that one of the keys to success was a top-class stable jockey.
The already controversial party treasurer, Lord Ashcroft, who seems to own some doss-house of a country in Central America, has a effing and blinding row with Britain's resident diplomat and has to apologise.
This week, there's been a buzz about High Times in Record Towers as loud as the buzzer in Rab and Jake's doss-house.
Given Southampton keep fewer clean sheets than a Skid Row doss-house, it was entirely predictable that a back four who have more in common with silent-movie slapstick than anything else should contrive to blast themselves squarely in the foot.