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noun

a condition of financial instability or embarrassment: Such extravagance will surely put them in Queer Street.

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Origin of Queer Street

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for Queer Street

queer street

noun

(sometimes capitals) informal a difficult situation, such as debt or bankruptcy (in the phrase in queer street)
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