on skid row

idiom

chiefly US, informal
: having no money, job, home, etc., and not able to take care of oneself
You'll end up on skid row if you don't stop drinking.

Examples of on skid row in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To Raines, the people living on skid row are like family. Angela Yang, NBC News, 21 Oct. 2022 Its staff sent email after email to code enforcement and housing officials pressing them to sign off on repairs at the organization’s residential hotels on skid row. Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2023 The singer, who has defied health mandates before, plans stops on skid row and at a tent city in Echo Park. Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 2020 Sidewalk Project is a nonprofit that takes an artistic approach to social services and harm reduction on skid row. Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2021 That started to change in the following years as more people descended on skid row looking for cheap rent and train access. NBC News, 22 Apr. 2021 The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority estimated in 2020 that there are about 4,700 homeless individuals living on skid row — thousands of whom suffer from substance addiction and abuse — though that number could be higher now. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 5 Dec. 2021 Carter’s order also required the city and county to offer housing or shelter to everyone on skid row by the middle of October. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2021 Officials believe thousands of unhoused people are living on skid row. NBC News, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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“On skid row.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20skid%20row. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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