Recent Examples of skid row from the Web
In 1987, the Los Angeles Police Department embarked on a major crackdown on homeless encampments on skid row.
Bayer said many homeless patients would end up in skid row after they were discharged from hospitals because the district for decades has had a high concentration of services for poor people.
The city lost several civil rights lawsuits over police crackdowns on skid row.
On another, participants walk through skid row, handing out food and other essentials.
Los Angeles was the only two-day stop for Alston, who met privately with local government officials and civil rights lawyers, presided over a skid row town hall and walked its streets.
There is no waiting list on skid row, over on Cass.
Los Angeles’ skid row has been joined by encampments on overpasses and elsewhere.
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Origin and Etymology of skid row
First Known Use: circa 1931See Words from the same year
SKID ROW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skid row for English Language Learners
: a poor part of a town or city where people who are homeless or who drink too much often go
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