Diagonal Street, noun phrase

Origin:
The name of the street in which the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is situated.
Used allusively to refer to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (see JSE).
1983 Frontline June 39 (advt)It’s the South African bank that can help you find your way between Diagonal Street and Wall Street.
1988 A. Hogg in Style June 24The merely wealthy..collectively spent a quarter less in inflation-adjusted terms than they did they year before...Makes one wonder about the unfortunates who sell Porsches or peddle shares down Diagonal Street way.
1991 A. Gill in Weekend Post 30 Mar. 10A year from March 28, 1990, Diagonal Street has taken on a look markedly different, with some shares looking decidedly weaker and some surprisingly stronger.
Used allusively to refer to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (see JSE).

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