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The meaning of "queer street"

" Queer street "
The imaginary location of people who have major problems in their life, especially debt. (Note: not a real place, nor connected to homosexuality)
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.
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