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Queer Street

To live in Queer Street. To be of doubtful solvency. To be one marked in a tradesman's ledger with a quaere (inquire), meaning, make inquiries about this customer.

That has put me in Queer Street.
That has posed or puzzled me queerly. In this phrase queer means to puzzle; and Queer Street = puzzledom.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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