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red light district

This page is about the idiom red light district.

Meaning: A red light district is the area of a town or city in which prostitutes work.

For example:

  • Mark told us about the red light district in Amsterdam, and how the women there sit behind windows waiting for customers.

  • Towns and cities all over the world have always had red light districts.

Quick Quiz:

They went to the red light district in order to

a. buy lighting supplies

b. meet prostitutes

c. have the tail-lights on their car repaired

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Contributor: Matt Errey