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main drag

The principal street of a city or town, as in Several stores on the main drag have closed. This slangy term was first recorded in 1851.
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main drag

n. the main street. The main drag is solid with traffic on Saturday nights.
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main drag

The biggest or most important thoroughfare of a town or city. “Drag” came from a term for a wagon or carriage that a horse would pull or drag. By extension the road on which the vehicle was dragged became a slang word for “street”—think of drag racing.
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The main drag (and there's plenty of it) is called Commercial Street, although in the old days it wasn't quite so commercial.
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For a Saturday night on the town, they'd head north to San Fernando and ease down the main drag.
A tour of the police station and ride through the city's main drag in the patrol car gave the wide-eyed boy a short reprieve from medulloblastoma - a sometimes terminal condition that disrupts the equilibrium and muscle coordination.
THE instant Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters raged down Canal Street, New Orleans' main drag, the tongues of the assorted doomsayers, fringe bloggers, fire-and-brimstone fundamentalists, unreconstructed Nazis and Klan members, leftists, black activists, loonies and even some in the mainstream media wagged furiously.
The free event along three blocks of Glendale's main drag between Wilson Avenue and Milford Street will be held from 3:30 p.
Sitting on 217 acres of land on the site of the former Desert Inn, the 50-story, smoothly curved, dark-copper building is a striking presence on the north end of the Strip, the city's main drag.
Monrovia overcame vacancy rates of 40 percent to re-create its main drag of Myrtle Avenue.
The numbers are outstanding, they have a fantastic lease agreement in an office building on a Main drag with tons of households nearby
NO FOOLIN' - Yulie's Taverna actually opened on April 1 this year on Glendale's main drag, Brand Boulevard, sporting the catchy subtitle ``The Art of Greek Cuisine.
Apparently, Vegas' main drag isn't called ``the Strip'' for nothing.
You can easily spend the whole day meandering in and out of the Main Street shops, perhaps stopping along the way for a latte at Zoey's Cafe, a wonderful little coffee bar tucked back in a European-flavored courtyard just off the main drag.
It's not as if we expect to stand five-deep on the sidewalk watching a Yao parade go through the main drag.
A separate shuttle plies the main drag through Springdale, Utah, the community that sits at the southern edge of the park.
Urban cowboys and cowgirls, with cellular phones strapped on their belts, took it all in as they strolled down the main drag of period buildings on the historic Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio.