main street

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Main Street

noun
a novel (1920) by Sinclair Lewis.
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Main Street
 
n chiefly (US), (Canadian)
1.  the most prominent street of a town, usually where the principal shops and businesses are situatedordinary people in general
2.  the most prominent street of a town, usually where the principal shops and businesses are situatedordinary people in general

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Main Street
"principal street of a (U.S.) town," 1810. Used allusively to indicate "mediocrity, small-town materialism" from late 19c., esp. since publication of Sinclair Lewis's novel "Main Street" (1920).
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