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 ;-) Sep 8, 2011 at 7:08
  • Joachim: mee to.
    – Ingo
    Sep 8, 2011 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. :) Sep 8, 2011 at 11:19
  • Mich erinnerte es direkt an "... drinnen saßen stehend Leute, schweigend ins Gespräch vertieft ..."
    – Ingo
    May 9, 2014 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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