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Main Line

a fashionable residential district west of Philadelphia.
any fashionable district where socially prominent people live.

Main-Line, adjective
Main-Liner, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
main line
1.  railways
 a.  the trunk route between two points, usually fed by branch lines
 b.  (as modifier): a main-line station
2.  (US) a main road
3.  slang (intr) to inject a drug into a vein
4.  having an important position, esp having responsibility for the main areas of activity

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Word Origin & History

Main Line
"principal line of a railway," 1841; meaning "affluent area of residence" is 1930s, originally that of Philadelphia, from the "main line" of the Pennsylvania Railroad which added local stops to a string of backwater towns west of the city late 19c. that helped turn them into fashionable suburbs.
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