skid row

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Probably from skid road (a road along which logs were skidded), transferred to the streets of towns where loggers had recreation on their time off.

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skid row (plural skid rows)

  1. An especially dilapidated section of a city, characterized by run-down or abandoned buildings, alcoholism and homelessness, and vices such as drug dealing and prostitution.
  2. A colloquial designation of a run-down district of Los Angeles.

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