main drag


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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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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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Janezich owns a tavern on the main drag of his hometown of Chisholm, and he recently held his fiftieth birthday party at the local Slovenian Home.
The vendor of these dolls works the main drag, between the cathedral and the cybercafe; down the street you can buy Subcomandante Marcos tube socks.
At that time the Berlinale was held in June, and the huge outdoor amphitheater Waldbuehne, in the woods west of the city, was one of five festival venues, including the Capitol, on the city's main drag, the Kurfurstendamm.
Weeks before the launch of the fiftieth Cannes Film Festival, the competition lineup was eliciting groans: By midfest, finding a film that generated passionate support was like securing a parking space on the Croisette, Cannes' waterfront main drag. Critical dissent was running unusually high - even for Cannes, where one buff's noir is often another's bete.
The proposed 62,000-square-foot Pathmark store would be 15 blocks from the local shops on the main drag.
The main drag on growth continued to be the construction sector, down 27.4% y/y in 10M16.
Falling production of transport equipment such as motor vehicles was the main drag on industry between July and August, the ONS said, down 2.3% during the month.
SLAITHWAITE'S main drag, Britannia Road, appears to be busier in 1953 than it is today, though this may be an illusion: it often depends on what time of day you take the picture.
Oil and utility stocks provided the main drag on the market, with Royal Dutch Shell down 18p at 1872p and BP off 4.5p at 643.5p.
Hemmed in on three sides and facing the blaring main drag of Ronda de Atocha on the fourth, it is a tight, inhospitable urban condition.
Follow the pedestrian-only main drag, Carrer de les Parellades, down to bar- and restaurant-jammed Marquis de Montroig, which leads you the last several blocks out to the beach past cafes.
Retailers were providing the main drag on the London market, with Burberry-to-Argos group GUS off 14p at 686p and Next down 19p at pounds 10.66.
At 3569 Waialae Avenue, the main drag, there is the MONGOLIAN BAR-B-QUE.
In Jackson Heights, where 82nd Street is the main drag, there is Lechter's, Foot Locker and Nine West.
Cloud/Kissimmee Florida based florist in located on a main drag stand alone building.