Queer Street


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queer street

n
(sometimes capitals) informal a difficult situation, such as debt or bankruptcy (in the phrase in queer street)
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Queer Street

n (Brit inf) to be in Queer Streetpleite or blank sein (inf); we’ll really be in Queer Street if that happenswenn das passiert, sind wir wirklich in Schwulitäten (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile you'd better take this old gentleman to Queer Street, Number--"
No sir, I make it a rule of mine: the more it looks like Queer Street, the less I ask.
You gotta be up against the real thing, fightin' for life, round after round, with a husky you know ain't lost a thread of his silk yet--then, if you don't blow up, if your legs is steady, an' your heart ain't burstin', an' you ain't wobbly at all, an' no signs of queer street in your head--why, then you know you still got all your silk.
If you had gone to any low member of the profession, it's my firm conviction, and I assure you of it as a fact, that you would have found yourselves in Queer Street before this.
It's lucky for you, my man, that nothing is missing, or you would find yourself in Queer Street.
Bucket puts the pieces together and finds the wadding wanting, it begins to look like Queer Street.
Then it was wonderful what a number of places the master would go to in the city on Saturday, and what queer streets we were driven through.
Viloria, obviously in queer street, also suggested a rematch.
Mr Barton and his business partner and brother Darren, opened Queer Street in Birmingham's gay village two years ago.
The music mogul owns Manchester nightspot Queer and has gone to court to try to get a rival bar called Queer Street to change its name.
Sadly, it also ultimately lands us in Queer Street.