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curb appeal

The external attractiveness of a building or property, such as can be viewed from the street (i.e., the curb). We were suckered into buying the house because of its incredible curb appeal, but once we moved in, we realized just how run-down it was inside.
See also: appeal, curb

kick (someone or something) to the curb

To discard, abandon, or dismiss someone or something that has become redundant, obsolete, useless, or unwanted. I can't believe that after 20 years of hard work the company would just kick me to the curb like that! I think it's about time we kick this old computer to the curb. I heard Jenny kicked her boyfriend to the curb last night. They must have had an awful fight!
See also: curb, kick

be kicked to the curb

To be discarded, abandoned, or dismissed (as from employment) due to being unwanted, obsolete, or redundant. I can't believe that I was kicked to the curb after 20 years of hard work for that company! I think it's about time this old computer was kicked to the curb. I heard Jenny's new boyfriend has already been kicked to the curb. Easy come, easy go!
See also: curb, kick

get kicked to the curb

To be discarded, abandoned, or dismissed (as from employment) due to being unwanted, obsolete, or redundant. I can't believe that I got kicked to the curb after 20 years of hard work for that company! I think it's about time for this old computer to get kicked to the curb. I heard Jenny's new boyfriend has already gotten kicked to the curb. Easy come, easy go!
See also: curb, get, kick

curb-crawler

A person who drives around looking to solicit prostitutes. Primarily heard in US. Don't go into that neighborhood after dark—it's known for prostitutes and curb-crawlers.

a kerb-crawler

  (British & Australian) also a curb-crawler (American)
someone who drives slowly along a road looking for someone to have sex with I don't like walking down this road at night - it's full of prostitutes and kerb-crawlers. (British & Australian)

shot to the curb

mod. without money or a place to live; living in the gutter; down and out. (Alluding to being on the streets.) I’m totally out of bills, man. Shot to the curb.
See also: curb, shot

step off the curb

in. to die. (Alludes to stepping out in front of a vehicle that causes one’s death.) Ralph almost stepped off the curb during his operation.
See also: curb, off, step
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Also starting today, Zillow Premier Agents can buy advertising solutions that give their listings increased exposure to both Curbed and Zillow audiences.
Since then, Curbed New York's coverage has expanded to include Brooklyn real estate and neighborhood trends, and has included original reporting on Williamsburg waterfront development, regular market reports from appraiser Jonathan Miller, and -- among some of its oddball stories -- coverage of a cat killer prowling the streets of Woodside, Queens.
Curbed's network of sites now includes 10 blogs -- in addition to Curbed New York, there's Curbed San Francisco and Los Angeles; in the same three cities, meanwhile, there are Eater and Racked, sites devoted to restaurants and retail; and Gridskipper, a travel site recently peeled away from Gawker Media -- that Steele says attract about 1 million unique visitors a month.
In an interview with The Real Deal, Steele declined to comment on whether Curbed is turning a profit or attracting new investors, though he remains upbeat about the network's future despite the softening real estate, retail and restaurant markets.
The three foci of Curbed media -- real estate, restaurants and retail -- are all seeing softness in the market.
How much more traffic does Curbed NY get than Curbed in other cities, as well as Eater and Racked?
For instance, Amex wanted to reach a restaurant-loving audience in core urban markets, so a cross-buy on Eater and Curbed seemed intuitively obvious to them.