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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 main drag on growth continued to be the construction sector, down 32.
The petrochemical sector was the main drag on Tadawul All-Share Index, which sank 0.
SITUATED on the main drag overlooking Barry Island, we decided to get a takeaway and head down to the beach.
Property developer Talt Moustafa Group was the main drag, dropping 3.
Abu Dhabi: There are tentative signs that Saudi Arabia's economic slowdown may have bottomed out in the second quarter after the oil-rich country's economy slowed sharply in the first quarter this year with oil sector being the main drag on growth, Capital Economics said in a report yesterday.
But it said its Irish business and unfavourable currency rates had been the main drag on revenues.
buzzing and a woman sitting along the main drag lunges for a half-empty
Loan impairment charges appeared to be the main drag on earnings, rising to OMR 2.
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.