skid row bum

skid row bum

n. a down-and-out person; a low alcoholic beggar. Do you want to end up a skid row bum?
See also: bum, row, skid
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What better training do you get from landing on the street and being a skid row bum and a tramp and a drunk and an alcoholic and a junkie.
In total, Los Angeles will spend nearly $110 million in Community Development Block Grant money this year on everything from starting business improvement districts to counseling Skid Row bums.