cardboard city

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cardboard city

An area heavily populated by homeless people (who sometimes use cardboard for warmth or makeshift shelter). Our local government does little to help the cardboard city, and it just keeps growing in size.
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In the Japanese films of the fifties, Godzilla was played by a bloke in a monster suit destroying cardboard cities. The 21st-century version's wonderful special effects (the film is released in 2D and 3D versions) truly bring this marvellous mayhem to life.
Margaret Thatcher created a dog eat dog society, a yuppie culture, cardboard cities, and used mass unemployment as a tool to control inflation and intimidate what was left of the national workforce.
I couldn't stand in the '80s and '90s seeing people in cardboard cities like it was normal life."
In Belgrade there are at least three large squatter villages, contemptuously referred to as 'cardboard cities,' with hundreds of makeshift homes and tons of rubbish surrounding them.
Why is it that our country has so-called cardboard cities right across our land composing of drop-outs, beggars, scroungers, misfits ( some who are OK but they have ended up there ( and druggies?
He took us through the history of the King of Monsters, from one man in a rubber suit crushing cardboard cities to the dollars 120 million blockbuster Godzilla which opens on Friday.