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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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  • I stood up against the wood-box and looked at that seat, as a boy looks at a jar of peppermint-drops in a candy-store window.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  • Didn't you humiliate me before a crowd of people in a candy-store?

  • Don't I have to go look at that candy-store property in Akron?

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • Or, on their evening walks, Mary Lou would glance in the candy-store window.

    Saturday's Child Kathleen Norris
  • I had an awful time, momma—like to starved—would have, only for clerkin' in a candy-store.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • In the Greek candy-store was the whine of a peanut-roaster, and the oily smell of nuts.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
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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