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Fleet Street

a street in central London, England: location of many newspaper offices; often used figuratively to mean the entire British newspaper world.
Origin of Fleet Street
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English Flete Strete, after a nearby stream; see fleet3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Johnson was probably in every tavern and coffee-house in Fleet Street.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • In the meantime, let us go down to Fleet Street and interview Casey.

    In Her Own Right John Reed Scott
  • For all that, there's many a jolly good journalist never gets a show in Fleet Street.

    The Call of the Town John Alexander Hammerton
  • That's what you'd become if you were to stay in Fleet Street.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • The walk along the Strand and Fleet Street, in particular, is continually on storied ground.

    Shakespeare's England William Winter
British Dictionary definitions for Fleet Street

Fleet Street

a street in central London in which many newspaper offices were formerly situated
British journalism or journalists collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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