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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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Small towns and villages were the main drag, but urban households were less optimistic about their income too, according to the National Statistical Institute (NSI).
Aircraft that ferried hotshot crews lined the main drag, their occupants cutting lines and hidden in the terrain.
Little Italy is bounded by the Bowery, Lafayette, Canal and East Houston streets, with Mulberry Street as the main drag.
The committee was planning to work out of an existing space, so Velasquez and a friend set out walking down the main drag, knocking on doors and asking, "Are you selling this building?
The main drag, Nevsky Prospekt, is Broadway times four, and more crowded than a SoHo Sunday.
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.
Locals lined the main drag to catch a glimpse of glamour as the festival -- initially launched as a U.
The main drag (and there's plenty of it) is called Commercial Street, although in the old days it wasn't quite so commercial.
Summary: A slowdown in industrial consumption was the main drag on consumption growth, while the key contributor to the increased generation was the Gardabani combined-cycle power plant, which commenced operations in September 2015.
For a Saturday night on the town, they'd head north to San Fernando and ease down the main drag.
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.