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(US & Canadian) a shop solely or largely selling confectionary Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) sweet shop
Contemporary Examples

Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014
New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban Jay Michaelson December 19, 2014
‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age David Owen November 28, 2014
The Conservatives’ Great Black Hope Evan Gahr May 18, 2014

Historical Examples

The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
The Day of the Beast Zane Grey
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
Saturday’s Child Kathleen Norris
We Can’t Have Everything Rupert Hughes
Main Street Sinclair Lewis

A place where wide-eyed dreams are or may be fulfilled: The US market is the candy store for one and all
Personal territory or property; turf: It’s Aidid’s candy store (1990s+)


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