Phrase: right down Peachtree
Etymology: as Southern as it gets, I swear
Variations: raat down Peachtree, Southern proper
Definition: 1) Awesome, extremely impressive, phenomenal, the best thing ever. 2) Right on time, just in time.
[Peachtree Street downtown and Mid-town is the most famous street in all of Atlanta and considered to be a very prestigious address, so much so that there are about 71 additional streets with a variant of "Peachtree" in their names. Many prominent businesses and historical landmarks reside there. Author Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote Gone With The Wind on that street, and was killed by a speeding car while crossing it. Everything that is anything is there. And so, something that pleases the heck out of you or inspires great admiration is "right down Peachtree."]
In a sentence:
"I just knew dude was gonna mug me or something. Thank God you drove up -- that was raat down Peachtree!"
Today's southernism is brought to you by my dear father, who, after supper yesterday, commented, "Baby girl, now that was right down Peachtree. What's left?" and went looking for seconds.
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