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Re: Sink estate, (The phrase shows up in a search but...)

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 19, 2004

In Reply to: Sink estate, (The phrase shows up in a search but...) posted by abe on June 18, 2004

: The phrase "sink estate" shows up in a search but there really isn't much information. Does the phrase refer to poor housing conditions or poor employment or more generally poor socio-economic status? Is it purely slang? What would a government report call persons in the "sink estates"?

Looks like "sink estates" refer to the crime infested, squalid parts of a city---the other side of the tracks.
I could not find a definition per se but if you peruse the links provided below you can get an idea of what the phrase means.