a street in central London, England: location of many newspaper offices; often used figuratively to mean the entire British newspaper world.
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How to use Fleet Street in a sentence
Sullivan’s writing is as colorful as the Fleet Street editor with the eye patch.Sullivan’s new book a cornucopia of wit, provocation | Kathi Wolfe | September 10, 2021 | Washington Blade
Brooks described how she had risen through the ranks of Fleet Street to become one of the most powerful players in British media.Rebekah Brooks Takes The Stand At Phone Hacking Trial | Peter Jukes, Nico Hines | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To his staff in March, he said, “It was the culture of Fleet Street.”Rupert Murdoch Admits ‘Mistakes’ and ‘Panic’ in Leaked Tape | Peter Jukes | July 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The deal should have been referred to the competition authorities as Murdoch already owned a substantial chunk of Fleet Street.
Fleet Street commentary at the time described him as the “pushy Yank” who became a celebrity out of sheer force of personality.America’s Power Brothers: Ezekiel Emanuel on the Famous Three | Lloyd Grove | April 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Peter Jukes on Fleet Street, where no good deed goes unpunished.
Several tons of leaden pipe were dug up in Fleet Street, London, laid down 300 years before.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Ideas of revenge took possession of him while in London, staying with his mother in an alley-way off Fleet Street.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Once in Fleet Street he stood under the friendly light of a lamp and opened the paper.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
However I have had the arrears of rent paid into Fleet Street: which leaves a very moderate balance of interest against me.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
He blistered Arbuthnot with abuse, swung from the newspaper office, and barged mightily down Fleet Street, a disturber of traffic.Jaffery | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for Fleet Street
a street in central London in which many newspaper offices were formerly situated
British journalism or journalists collectively
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