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Idioms

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