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The meaning of "queer street"

" Queer street "
Meaning:
The imaginary location of people who have major problems in their life, especially debt. (Note: not a real place, nor connected to homosexuality)
Example:
The business has gone into liquidation, my wife has left and the mortgage company want the house. I'm really in queer street.
Where did it originate?:
Britain - 17th century.
Where is it used?:
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