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From the movie
— So... What's your address, Richard?
— I don't have one. Not a permanent one right now.
— You're homeless.
— I was for a while.
— You trick.
— Work the street? No.
— Wasn't a question.
— I'm straight.
— Plenty of straight guys trick. Do you have a driver's license?
— Do you know Los Angeles?
— Yeah. I grew up all around here.
What does he mean by
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Oct 15, 2015 at 21:32
Michael Rybkin Michael Rybkin
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"Trick" here means the act of prostitution.
A common phrase used for when a prostitute performs a service for a customer is "turn a trick" or "turning tricks."
This example shortens the phrase, and then sort of turns it into a verb. "Verbing nouns and Nouning verbs" is common in english.
Oct 15, 2015 at 21:38
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"Trick" or "turn tricks" is a euphemism for prostitution.
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