main drag


main drag
a) Literally, a primary or major retarding force.

2005: Market lower: bank stocks were the main drag. — news online, stock market report summary, 25 November 2005 [

b) The main street of a town or suburb, or the principal highway passing through a rural area.

2007: A bright idea from a community workshop last year has led to a new look for South Graftons main drag, Skinner Street. — media release Bright Future for Skinner Street Retailers, 19 January 2007 [


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  • main drag — n the main drag AmE informal the main street in a town or city where big shops and businesses are ▪ the restaurants that line the main drag …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • main drag — noun singular INFORMAL the main street in a town …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • main drag — main′ drag′ n. sl. the main street of a town • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • main drag — ► NOUN informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ the main street of a town …   English terms dictionary

  • main drag — ☆ main drag n. Slang the principal street of a city or town …   English World dictionary

  • main drag — noun the main street of a town or city (Freq. 1) • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑main street, ↑high street * * * Slang. the main street of a city or town; main stem. [1850 55] * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • main drag — N SING: the N The main drag in a town or city is its main street. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] ...just two blocks off the main drag in Aberdeen, South Dakota …   English dictionary

  • main drag — noun the main drag AmE informal the main street in a town or city where big shops and businesses are: cruising along the main drag in Las Vegas …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • main drag — n. the main street. □ I have a shop over on the main drag. □ The main drag is solid with traffic on Saturday nights …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • main drag — {n.}, {colloquial} 1. The most important street or thoroughfare in a town. * /Lincoln Avenue is the main drag of our town./ 2. The street where the dope pushers and the prostitutes are. * /Wells Street is the main drag of Chicago, actionwise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms