Definition of King Street in English:

King Street


  • 1Australian"to go up King Street" and variants: to go bankrupt; to get into financial difficulties. Now rare.

  • 2The former location of the headquarters of the Communist Party of Great Britain, chiefly used allusively to designate the party, its leadership, or its members. Now chiefly historical.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Sydney Morning Herald. From the street name King Street.


King Street

/ˈkɪŋ striːt/