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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The magic peaked that afternoon, as an impromptu wedding procession, complete with a limo dragging tin cans, paraded down narrow Commercial Street, the town's main drag.
Prada Tokyo is in Harajuku, an area famous for both its couture and street fashion, manifest by the parades of exotically attired young Japanese who cruise up and down the broad main drag of Otomosando, which, with its trees and cafes, is Tokyo's closest approximation to a Parisian boulevard.
For a Saturday night on the town, they'd head north to San Fernando and ease down the main drag.
The main drag (and there's plenty of it) is called Commercial Street, although in the old days it wasn't quite so commercial.
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.
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The numbers are outstanding, they have a fantastic lease agreement in an office building on a Main drag with tons of households nearby
Monrovia overcame vacancy rates of 40 percent to re-create its main drag of Myrtle Avenue.
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Apparently, Vegas' main drag isn't called ``the Strip'' for nothing.