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Down Town


I am going down town, i.e. to the business part of the town.

Down the country properly means down the slope of the land, or as the rivers run.

We say “I am going up to town” when we mean out of the country into the chief city.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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