the big end of town

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the big end of town

A part of a town or city that is wealthier or better off than other parts (and is usually safer or more desirable as a result). Primarily heard in Australia. Now that I have a great-paying job, I've been able to move to the big end of town, and I can't believe I used to live in such a tiny, cramped apartment! You know where you'll find big business around here? The big end of town.
See also: big, end, of, town
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