What does the phase "Just like downtown mean"?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What's the context?

  • 6 years ago

    It's pretty self-evident, isn't it? It's a statement of quality, comparing goods or services of modest background (originally, something rural or small-townish) to the top-of-the-line stuff that, back in the day, could only be gotten in the top shops of whatever city -- aka "downtown" -- was closest at hand (or comparing something to that which was only enjoyed by those living downtown). Basically, it's a take on "the real McKoy" expression, only with a geo-class perspective.

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