from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Slang A cheap or squalid theater.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of flea pit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an old shabby movie theater


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  • That’s right: no longer cadging drinks or wrestling with pimps in fleapit Manhattan hotel rooms, the arch-diagnostician of adult bullshit is currently trick-or-treating and going out for ice cream with his mother.

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  • Last year, she and Simon moved out of their rented 'fleapit' into a pretty cottage, having sold their old house.

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  • During the filming of The Apprentice in September 2007, she and her son were living in a rented 'fleapit', their only furniture two £9.99 blow-up mattresses in place of beds.

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  • One of the lingering charms of the Left Bank of Paris in the 21st century is that, although much of the area has long since surrendered to chain stores and fast-food joints, the streets between Boulevard Saint-Michel and rue Mouffetard are still dotted with fleapit cinemas with names such as L'Accattone, Studio Galande and Le Champo.

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  • Our story ends in faded downtowns across America, bleak landscapes littered with shuttered fleapit theaters bearing names such as the Alexandria, the Luxor, the Isis, and the Nile.

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  • Remember that summer I met you when you were washing dishes at that fleapit Mexican place in San Francisco?

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  • Aquillius then supplied the address where the Seven Sights group were staying, in some fleapit called the Helios.

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  • In the months that follow we will play every fleapit club between Montreal and Miami, and on the West Coast from Vancouver to San Diego.

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  • So I retreated back to our room, punched out half of my movie column on my Remington, then killed the afternoon at a wonderfully cheesy Victor Mature double-feature Samson and Delilah and Wabash Avenue at a nearby RKO fleapit.

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  • I forced myself to eat lunch at a local coffee shop, then decided to lose myself in a double feature at my neighborhood fleapit, the Beacon.

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