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candy store

(US & Canadian) a shop solely or largely selling confectionary Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) sweet shop
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  • When we passed a candy store her footsteps would hesitate and linger.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • He was on a sympathy strike, that's what the man in the candy store told us.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • He asked for anything, to be made a clerk in a bakery, in a dry goods store, in a candy store.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • I got out in front of the candy store, and the only thing he could do was follow me.

  • This fact was brought vividly before me in Newport when I made an outlay of a shilling at a candy store.

    As I Remember Marian Gouverneur
  • "Come on," I yelled to Sol, and we pushed the door open to the candy store.

Slang definitions & phrases for candy store

candy store

noun phrase

  1. A place where wide-eyed dreams are or may be fulfilled: The US market is the candy store for one and all
  2. Personal territory or property; turf: It's Aidid's candy store (1990s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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