main drag

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

Origin:
1850–55

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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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Prodded by boozy dares, bikers raced one another down the main drag.
Its main drag is a block long, featuring a quaint coffee shop with a rack for
  the regulars' mugs.
There was a business area in the main drag that obviously because of that
  activity the businesses had suffered.
Shoppers can find antique stores, gift and surf shops on the main drag.
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