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.
See also: city
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Sleeping in the cardboard city were BBC Midlands Today presenter Suzanne Virdee and Kevin Breese, head of Harvey Nichols, which provided more than 500 bacon sandwiches and 1,000 hot drinks for the shivering sleepers.
The cardboard city era was a disgrace but the beggars we are talking about now are not in the same sorry plight.
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