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rent boy

A boy or young man who is a prostitute. Primarily heard in UK. The young man was taken from his parents and forced to work overseas as a rent boy.
See also: boy, rent

for rent

Available to be used by someone or something, in exchange for a certain fee. Hi, I see you've got a room for rent. May I fill out an application? That place has plenty of storage lockers for rent, should we need one.
See also: rent

rent out

To agree to allow someone to use something or occupy some place temporarily for payment or a series of payments. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rent" and "out." After business started declining, we began renting out our warehouses to help supplement our revenue stream. We also offer to rent the equipment out on daily, monthly, or yearly rates.
See also: out, rent


1. Literally, not costing much to rent. Typically used before a noun. There is a serious shortage of low-rent accommodation in the city, which has led to a homelessness crisis unlike anything we've seen before. The university is converting some of its derelict properties into low-rent offices and studio apartments.
2. Very cheap or inferior in quality. You can tell these toys are just low-rent knockoffs of the original. The studio became infamous for pumping out low-rent horror films several times a year.
3. Having low moral and social standards. He planned the whole operation, then hired a couple low-rent goons to do the dirty work for him. What does some low-rent junkie like you know about an honest day's work?

rent something from someone

to pay someone for the use of something. We rented a small car from one of the rental agencies. They rented a house from a local realtor.
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rent something (out) (to someone)

to sell temporary rights for the use of something to someone. I rented the back room out to a nice young student. We rented the back room to someone. For how long did you rent it out? Let's rent out the garage.

rent out

To grant temporary occupancy or use of some property or some service to someone in exchange for regular payments: I rented out the extra room over the garage to a college student. My parents rented our cabin out to one of my cousins.
See also: out, rent

low rent

1. n. a low person; someone without grace or spirit. (Also a rude term of address.) Look, low rent, where is what you owe me?
2. mod. cheap; unfashionable. This place is strictly low rent.
See also: low, rent

room for rent

n. a person who acts very stupid. (Also a term of address. This implies that one’s head is so empty of brains that the space could be rented out.) My brother is a room for rent if I ever saw one. What a dope!
See also: rent, room

for rent

Available for use or service in return for payment.
See also: rent
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However, if leasehold improvements are made in lieu of rent, the lessor recognizes income on the receipt of such improvements and can depreciate its basis in them; the lessee will deduct rent rather than depreciation.
So, even though the $875 flat rent for their three-bedroom apartment is less, it's still roughly 30 percent more than what the family has been paying.
Steele said Sherwood's owners, who purchased the park seven months ago, met the standards set in the city mobile home park rent ordinance.
First, a lease is not a section 467 rental agreement if it specifies equal amounts of rent for each month throughout the lease term and all rent payments are due in the calendar year to which the rent relates (or the preceding or succeeding calendar year).
If a lease is subject to those rules, the IRS may ignore its express terms and redetermine the amounts of income allocable to the landlord and rent deductible by the tenant (based on the present value of future lease payments).
It was also common for widowed farm women to rent out their farm especially if no sons were able or willing to work it.
however, some folks seem worried that Rent and Angels have all too much in common.
When contrasted with similarly sized cities and surrounding Los Angeles County, Santa Monica experienced disproportional decreases in precisely the populations targeted for "protection" by rent control--the elderly, the handicapped, single-parent households, the less educated, the working poor.
For those who choose to rent, apartment selection hinges on specific available amenities and community features.
Including the rent increases allowed under the law, rent increases after evictions and tenant turnovers, and increases in the non-restricted units, the average apartment rent in Los Angeles increased 47 percent from 1995 to 2002, according to RealFacts, a Novato-based real estate data service, while the inflation rate was just under 20 percent.
Previously, a cash basis lessor could defer income until payment was received, while an accrual basis lessee could deduct an amount for rent properly allocable to each year of the lease (even though the amount was not payable until a later year).
The program he has benefited from for the past ten years is rent control, and few New Yorkers are demanding an end to the inequity.
Modest job growth and a slowing economy notwithstanding, US office market asking rents rose 1.
In selected major retail corridors, the ground floor median asking rent was up 26 percent on Madison Avenue to $1000 per square foot.
During last year's final three months, the average rent in the county increased $4 a month, a scant 0.