flophouse

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flophouse

slang An inexpensive, shabby place of lodging. Ew, we can't stay in a flophouse like that, no matter how cheap it is. It's probably infested with bedbugs!

flophouse

n. a very cheap hotel offering only rows of beds. This place is a flophouse! I won’t stay here for a moment.
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"I lived in this flop house at Rural Canyon and there was this weird energy that lived there, and it used to keep me up at night and wake me up.
The insiders have also revealed that Odom's hotel room was like a flop house, where he used to be surrounded by his pal and 7-8 drug users.
I figured that it was more likely that she would be home and, in the event that I couldn't reach Matt (let's save a few characters and use his name), I would have access to a laptop to arrange a flop house for the night.
A space on the floor in someone's living room flop house may not have all the amenities of Motel 6, but if it's clean enough and safe enough and reliable enough to attract consumers on an ongoing basis, it will create competition for legacy hoteliers that will in turn create new waves of innovation and price reduction.
the future for the overeducated english major is living in a flop house
"Having a rock club on the Bowery, under a flop house (believe it or not), does have some advantages.
The house was serving as a flop house for 18 people, most of whom were using or dealing illegal drugs, state police Detective Elijah Chambers said.
Late at night, he changed the marquees on the Astor, the Victoria, and the Paramount--long hours and dangerous work at the time--and then crawled back to a cheap, cockroach-filled flop house, rarely sleeping at his Long Island home with his wife and kids.
'The club was beneath a flop house a refuge for down-and-outs.
But he could never bring himself to take them on a tour of the public pitches and school grounds on which they practised because they were the football equivalent of a flop house.
The Pride of the Rockies flour mill stands in the no-man's land between downtown Denver and I-25, an urban eyesore for more than 30 years, a magnet for drug dealers and teen-age runaways, and a flop house for the homeless.
After dying as a pauper in a West End flop house he lay in an unmarked grave for half a century until a report in The Courier-Mail finally gave recognition for his courage under fire.
"I'm happy in a flop house, you know, as long as I get to keep the rain off me and get a good night's sleep.
With virtually unlimited resources, the Enquirer staff installed 22 phone lines in a makeshift office at a local flop house and fired off scoop after scoop, bribing everyone from groupies and phone operators to the King's dentist, psychic and even one family member willing to snap a shot of Elvis lying in state -- spawning the "celebrity in a box" picture that would later become a staple of the tabloid.