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main drag


, Slang.
  1. the main street of a city or town; main stem.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of main drag1

First recorded in 1850–55

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Idioms and Phrases

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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Example Sentences

Sanba Bicycle Shop is on Fifth Avenue, the main drag of Sunset Park, a neighborhood on the western edge of Brooklyn.

The boardwalk bustled, and Coastal Highway, the city’s main drag, was crowded with cars.

Signs on Corrales’ street prohibit trucks over one ton, but that street’s also a direct connection between Interstate 5 and Harbor Drive, the main drag to the port’s industrial businesses.

On the main drag of sunny Santa Barbara, California, four blocks from the Pacific Ocean, sits the three-story headquarters of Invoca, an artificial-intelligence software company.

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A couple of days before Thanksgiving, John Wall and his John Wall Family Foundation crew posted up outside Henry’s Soul Café on Alabama Avenue in Southeast, a main drag through our city’s neediest section.

On the main drag were a series of strip malls, one of which contained a restaurant called Afghan Brothers.

A walk down its main drag, Bedford Avenue, reveals many off-the-cuff looks and subversive appearances.

In this blue-collar town, the main drag, Packard Avenue, is lined with bars that still advertise beers like Blatz and Andeker.

A young cop eyed him as he returned to the main drag and paused near a street lamp.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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