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The meaning of "skid row"

" Skid row "
The rundown area of a city inhabited by the destitute.
Lost my job, Jill left me, started drinking - pretty soon I was on skid row.
Where did it originate?:
USA, early 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but most common in the USA.
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