One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
homeless, living rough, sleeping rough, without a roof over one's head, of no fixed abode, down and out, vagrantView synonyms
- ‘If you are at least a caring parent you are not going to throw her out on the streets.’
- ‘Others have been living on the streets for some time, working as shoe shiners, selling or begging.’
- ‘You will have a place of your own, so that you don't have to hang around on the streets.’
- ‘The number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Bedford has risen in the last year.’
- ‘It's real hard not to feel sorry for people who have no homes and sleep on the streets.’
- ‘A homeless woman is back on the streets again after being evicted from a telephone box.’
- ‘It's not the people's fault that they have no homes or jobs and are living on the streets.’
- ‘In some cases, they would rather face life on the streets than life with their homophobic parents.’
- ‘I have seen our lost generation of young people, in hostels for the homeless or out on the streets.’
- ‘If he is forced to live rough on the streets he will probably need to be hospitalized.’
2Working as a prostitute.
working as a prostitute, involved in prostitution, whoring, prostituting oneself, selling oneself, selling one's body, walking the streets, practising the oldest profession, working in the sex industryView synonyms
- ‘Many of the girls on the streets are drug addicts who do it to pay for the drugs.’
- ‘Solving the problems which force them to seek a living on the streets is a complicated business.’
- ‘The prostitutes no longer have a reason to be on the streets so it would be an offence which would be policed strongly.’
- ‘Many of the other girls on the streets would go to her when they needed physical protection.’
- ‘A world where young women do not need to sell themselves on the streets is a noble ideal.’
- ‘There would be a lot less prostitutes on the streets where anything can happen to them.’
- ‘I was homeless, working as a prostitute on the streets of the red light area of Leeds.’
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