Main Street

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Main Street

  1. The generic street name (and often the official name) of the primary retail street of a village, town, or small city in the United States, Canada, Ireland, some parts of Scotland and also in some countries in central Europe.
  2. (idiomatic, Canada, US) Collectively, everyday working-class people and small business owners, especially with regard to their concerns, social views, etc.
    • Chrystia Freeland:
      "Wall Street has surged back to pre-crisis levels of compensation even as Main Street continues to struggle."


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