in Queer Street

in Queer Street
in Queer Street Brit. informal, dated in difficulty or debt.
Main Entry: queer

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  • queer street — If someone is in a lot of trouble, especially financial, they are in Queer Street …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • queer street — noun Usage: usually capitalized Q&S : an embarrassing situation or condition; especially : a condition marked by financial difficulties those commitments will put us in Queer Street next year John Galsworthy * * * a condition of financial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • queer street — /ˈkwɪə strit/ (say kwear street) noun Colloquial (often upper case) a state of financial embarrassment: *with her doubts and hesitations, her aversion to taking risks, her fears lest he should land them all in Queer Street. –henry handel… …  

  • Queer Street — a condition of financial instability or embarrassment: Such extravagance will surely put them in Queer Street. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • queer street — • to be in trouble or in a difficult situation is to be in queer street …   Londonisms dictionary

  • queer Street —    If someone is in a lot of trouble, especially financial, they are in Queer Street.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • queer street — Noun. Used figuratively, a troublesome situation. E.g. Ever since the dad lost his job we ve been in queer street …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Queer Street —   If someone is in a lot of trouble, especially financial, they are in Queer Street …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • in queer street — british informal old fashioned phrase someone who is in queer street does not have very much money or owes other people a lot of money Thesaurus: poorsynonym Main entry: queer …   Useful english dictionary

  • on queer street — dizzy or stunned, not acting normal    After he hit me I felt like I was on queer street I was dazed …   English idioms

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