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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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The story of Fugitive Kind, with its lavish use of idiomatic language, follows closely that of "American Gothic," where Terry Meighan, on the lam following a recent botched bank heist, seeks refuge in a riverfront flophouse managed by the proprietor's nineteen-year-old adopted daughter, Glory.
the flophouse, Rosa's mother comes to cuddle him and comfort him:
If he sells about 25-30 copies per day, he can earn about 3,000 yen, enough for three bento lunches from the convenience store and a night in a flophouse. This is the first step-to sleep with a roof over his head.
In that time, ownerships have come and gone and the clubhouse has been a flophouse or drive-through bank for highly paid imports with no sense or care about the traditions.
Has AIM become a flophouse for flagging companies, or is it firmly on course to achieving the goal of being an attractive market in its own right, asks Birmingham law firm Hammonds?
Others lived with several folks to a room, and one even lived in a flophouse that only charged by the week.
That first winter, I kept my little $85-a-month flophouse room in town.
In "The Sunshine Hotel," the narrator is the guy who runs the flophouse.
In 1987, the transformation from flophouse to historic inn complete, the Sylvia Beach Hotel opened, offering 20 rooms honoring such writers as F.
I headed down to Miami Beach and found the fictitious Primrose Motel, the dilapidated flophouse where police sergeant Mosely lived in "Miami Blues." It's now the ultra-upscale Hotel Nash on Collins Avenue.
In 1986, for instance, Contraband rolled and tumbled in the enormous sunken pit left by a fatal San Francisco arson fire eleven years earlier that had burned a Mission District flophouse to the ground.
The other narratives of union organizers and supporters (most of whom are themselves day-labourers), flophouse proprietors and shopkeepers, bureaucrats, policemen, missionaries, and journalists, offer varied sharp insights into the self-perceptions of the labourers and the economic and political structure that sustains and constrains communities such as San'ya.
While Zaluda is finally more interested in exposing the sexism and racism of these so-called "benevolent" societies, he also enables us to recognize the depth of Hurstwood's fall when, at novel's end, the Elk who was once secure within his Protective Order becomes one of the "cattle" exposed to the elements and herded into a flophouse to die.
Set in the late 19th century in a dilapidated flophouse, the play examines society's outcasts.
A laser beam traces the bullet's path from the former flophouse to the balcony, where the beam is then reflected toward the sky.