in the street


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in the street(s)

1. Without an established place of residence or accommodation. Even though I was still employed, I couldn't afford my mortgage anymore and was in the streets for nearly a year. More and more people are ending up in the street as rent prices skyrocket in the city.
2. Widely and publicly known or discussed. Of course, word in the street is that he's been taking bribes like that for years. He's been putting it in the streets that he's looking for a bassist to join his band.
3. Working as a prostitute. In this part of town, there are women in the streets turning tricks every night. She was actually in the streets for a number of years before she saved enough money to go to college in another state.
4. Freed from prison. He was cleared of the murder charge, and with time already served following his arrest covering his perjury conviction, the notorious gangster was back in the streets that very day. We're doing our utmost to have this conviction overturned and get our brother back in the street as soon as possible.

in the street

see under on the street.
See also: street
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Protest plans include giant puppets in the streets, linking hands around the conference site and scaling or abseiling down skyscrapers to hang anti-WTO banners.