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main drag

noun, Slang.
the main street of a city or town; main stem.
Origin of main drag
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A young cop eyed him as he returned to the main drag and paused near a street lamp.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
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main drag

noun phrase

The major street of a town or city •Main stem was used of a railroad line by 1832: We begged together on the ''main drag''/ We sifted along the main stem (entry form 1851+, variant 1900+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with main drag

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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