a behemoth department store

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Polish
Hi!

I found an expression "a behemoth department store" in a text about Detroit. I understand "behemoth" means big but is there something unique or characteristic about these kind of stores? Can it be compared to a shopping centre?

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  • Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    I wonder if this is referring to Hudson's department store? Here is an artist's impression of it. It's not a shopping centre as such, as it is a single store, but it is truly huge. I think that is all that behemoth refers to: its massive size.
     

    spatula

    Senior Member
    English - London (Irish ethnicity)
    Isn't Harrod's in London similar? It seemed unbelievably huge to me when I walked through it.
    No, it's not that Harrods itself is huge; it's just that if you don't swan in dripping in money and attitude, the average person is made to feel very small :).
     
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