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What does it mean "schnell auf der Straße stehen" in this sentence "Durch Verletzung oder Vereinsinsolvenz können auch junge Spieler schnell auf der Straße stehen."?

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When I read the title (i.e. had no context) I thought about a really expensive and fast car standing in a traffic jam ;-) – Joachim Sauer Sep 8 '11 at 7:08
Joachim: mee to. – Ingo Sep 8 '11 at 8:38
I thought about Berlin humor/irony, but without cars. Here in Berlin, we don't need cars for standing on the streets. :) – user unknown Sep 8 '11 at 11:19
Mich erinnerte es direkt an "... drinnen saßen stehend Leute, schweigend ins Gespräch vertieft ..." – Ingo May 9 '14 at 12:17

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„Auf der Straße stehen“ in this context means to be unemployed; the sentence says that there's a high risk for young (soccer?) players to lose their job in case of injuries or if their club becomes insolvent.

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