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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.
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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.

a rent boy

  (British)
a boy or a young man who has sex with other men for money He spent a year in London working as a rent boy.
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rent out

v.
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.
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Renting was also recommended as an important way to learn about farming and to check out land before buying.
Cramahe, therefore, provides a rare opportunity to reconstruct the lives of individual tenant families over the generations and to reveal how renting fit into and shaped their overall life experience within a specific set of local circumstances.
For some the decision to become landlords was precipitated by a family or financial crisis and renting helped tide the family over.
By renting they managed to maintain their equity, raise some income, and hold the estate together until such time as they divided the land between their sons.
Meanwhile her sister-in-law, who was widowed and left with four boys between the ages of five and twelve, thought that renting out her farm was a good idea until her sons reached the age when they could farm the place productively.
Such property was sometimes just a speculative sideline but other times it was their way of establishing children on the land - and until such heirs were able to farm it themselves, renting made sense.
Evans in The Emigrants Guide to Obtain Lands and Effect a Settlement in the Canadas (1833) reported that often the elderly, who either had no children or had settled them already, made their old age comfortable by renting their farms.
47) Fully 61% of these purchased the property they had been renting and, thus, were able to keep the farm they had built and improved within the family.
However, it does serve as a reminder that taxpayers renting property in potentially non-arm's-length situations - such as rental to family members - should secure evidence documenting that the rental arrangement reflects market terms.
Studio apartments are renting in the $800's and up, brokers say and even more often, above the $900 and $ 1,000 level.
The legislature and City Council have already decontrolled apartments renting for $2,000 or more upon vacancy, while those renting for that number or more where the occupants make $250,000 per year in each of two years will be decontrolled upon the expiration of the current lease.
We still believe there should be vacancy allowances even for apartments renting for $1,000," he added.