Origin of skid row
Words nearby skid row
How to use skid row in a sentence
They stood in a single row, united by solemn respect as the Liu family remained inside.
Last September, the "designer" duo got booed at Lanvin's Paris fashion show after they arrived late to their front row seats.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture|Amy Zimmerman|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brown had been serving a life sentence; McCollum had been on Death Row.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Detainees forced to stand on broken legs, or go 180 hours in a row without sleep.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later that day he made a call from the row of phones in the yard and reached his wife for the first time in six months.
Of course, my first row was a long one, quite through the city from west to east, including innumerable turnings and windings.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The way was under a double row of tall trees, which met at the top and formed a green arch over our heads.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Chumru, though no fighting-man, realized that he was expected to make a row and uttered a bloodcurdling yell.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I would have examined the poor man, but the friends kicked up a great row and shoved me off.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Now they are approaching the long row of noble beeches that line the boundary of Mortlake.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for skid row
Other Idioms and Phrases with skid row
A squalid district inhabited by derelicts and vagrants; also, a life of impoverished dissipation. For example, That part of town is our skid row, or His drinking was getting so bad we thought he was headed for skid row. This expression originated in the lumber industry, where it signified a road or track made of logs laid crosswise over which logs were slid. Around 1900 the name Skid Road was used for the part of a town frequented by loggers, which had many bars and brothels, and by the 1930s the variant skid row, with its current meaning, came into use.