red-light district

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red-light district

An area in a city containing brothels and other businesses related to activities that are typically illegal elsewhere. If you patronize the red-light district, you're essentially subsidizing the sex trade.
See also: district

red-light district

an area of a city or town containing many brothels, strip clubs, and other sex businesses.
See also: district

the red-ˈlight district

the part of a city where prostitutes work and sex shops are found: I got lost and found myself in the red-light district all alone!
See also: district
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The pair returned to the red light district the following month and raped another prostitute in very similar circumstances.
However, she stopped short of backing the idea of widespread legal red light districts, such as the one in the Holbeck area of Leeds.
Deputy mayor Lodewijk Asscher, who is spearheading the clean-up project, said that the strict laws imposed on the red light district would benefit prostitutes working in the area:
When you work with vulnerable people, you shouldn't be loitering in the red light district looking for prostitutes.
The good people in the City of Toronto do not need a Red Light District to rake in tax money
net that red light districts were banished from the town centres, but HISTORY: Most rude street names derive from former red light districts
They then climbed back on the bus and were given a five-minute tour of Ipswich's red light district.
The women, who all worked in the red light district of Ipswich, began to vanish in late October 2006.
Police in Edinburgh yesterday revealed they stopped 400men cruising in the city's dockland red light district in Leith.
A SENIOR detective warned a town's prostitutes to "look out for each other" amid fears that two women who went missing from a red light district may have been killed by the same man.
THE recent removal of the kerb crawler signs from lampposts on Sheil Road is welcome news as the only impact this signage had was to present the Newsham Park area as a red light district.
Holladay is the red light district and Eva's mother is a white woman who makes her living in one of the houses there.
Like all of Prince's concerts, this one (filmed in Rotterdam) is threaded on a conceit, in this instance a red light district bar, hookers, a pimp, and eventually moral redemption.
Bounded by a Walloon church, the red light district and the existing Concertgebouw, the site seemed an ideal setting for Toneelschuur's continuing adventures in the avant-garde.
Born into Brothels, Ross Kauffman's and Zana Briski's investigation into the poverty of Calcutta's notorious Red Light district, took the Audience Award: Documentary.