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!
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She went on to say that Women's Aid do not believe that the legal red light district trial should be repeated elsewhere in the UK.
Gloucester saw its former red light district renamed Love Lane, while Hereford's darkest street went from Grope Lane to Jail Street.
Merseyside police are still hunting the killers of Liverpool prostitute Anne Marie Foy, beaten and strangled in a well-known red light district last year.
A 16-year-old former prostitute told yesterday how she and another young vice girl handed over pounds 3,000 they earned during two weeks in a Midland red light district so that a pimp could buy drugs.
But Riverside MP Louise Ellman said: `` I have never been opposed to the council pressing for a managed prostitution zone but I am concerned about evidence from other countries where organised criminals have taken over controlled red light districts.
It has meant some late nights in London's red light districts.
The girls who ply their trade need protection and so do residents in areas which have become red light districts.