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Mar 10, 2005
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A.Word.A.Day--Fleet Street

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Fleet Street (fleet street) noun

The British press.

[After Fleet Street in London, where many British newspapers used to be published.]

See more usage examples of fleet street in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Pecker on Wednesday named a new editor in chief to lead that overhaul: Fleet Street veteran Paul Field."
Christina Hoag; National Enquirer Moves Operations to the Big Apple; Miami Herald; Feb 17, 2005.

"Cut to the Premier League footballer, telling Fleet Street that he's no hooligan, as slow-motion replays from 19 angles reveal him gobbing in the ref's eye."
Tom Eaton: A New Dictionary of Received Ideas; Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg, South Africa); Mar 4, 2005.

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I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others. -Marcus Aurelius, philosopher, writer, Roman emperor (121-180)

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