The battered tiny transistor radio I took to Europe's camp sites and flop houses
is replaced these days by an iPad.
There are far too many places posing as sober living facilities that are 'flop houses
' or worse.
Agents were sent to Laredo to check flop houses
and cheap hotels.
For about the past five years in Japan, there has been growing concern over, and a slew of policies aimed at, the young people they call "freeters." The word is a combination of the American word "free" and the German word "arbeiter," meaning "worker." These are 20- to 30-year-olds in Japan who are not economically independent, are drifting from one job to another, and are living with friends, in flop houses
or with parents.
However, late in life he gained a deserved reputation for writing gritty, on-the-edge, semi-autobiographical novels and short stories, set in the LA flop houses
he knew like the back of his grub-grained hand.
HE WAS the co-founder of the Ramones -- the rock `n' roll band which defined the American punk movement along with the likes of Blondie and Television in a seedy New York night club which nestled alongside the flop houses
of The Bowery.
Consequently, foster homes for deinstitutionalized children were inadequate, and facilities for the homeless adults degenerated into flop houses
By grittier we mean flop houses
and jail cells, and the play's lead female characters, including Velma Kelly, have been known to unceremoniously off a husband or two.