main-street commands a fine view from the ascent, and is lined with Pride-of-India trees.
When this matter had been disposed of, they wandered slowly down main-street again, and got entrance tickets for the Museum.
But one day, while sauntering down the main-street, and wondering at all I saw, I suddenly encountered a strange sight.
"principal street of a (U.S.) town," 1810. Used allusively to indicate "mediocrity, small-town materialism" from late 19c., especially since publication of Sinclair Lewis's novel "Main Street" (1920).