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main drag

The most prominent street in a small town, often one where businesses, shops, restaurants, etc. are located. We're going to walk down to the main drag and do some shopping for a while. The main drag where I grew up had one traffic light, one gas station, and one diner.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

main drag

n. the main street. The main drag is solid with traffic on Saturday nights.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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