on the street definition
on the street
Also, in the street.
Without a job, unemployed, as in After they fired her she was on the street for two years. [First half of 1900s]
Without a regular place of residence, homeless, as in It's terrible to be on the street in winter. [Mid-1800s]
Released from prison, as in One more year and he'll be back in the street. [First half of 1900s]