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flying visit

An exceptionally brief visit. We went for a flying visit to my mother's house before continuing on our way to the beach.
See also: flying, visit

pop by (for a visit)

To come somewhere, usually a person's home or residence, for a brief or casual visit. Hey, if you're free this Saturday, why don't you pop by for a visit? I'd love to show you the new truck I bought. You and your girlfriend should pop by sometime. We could grab some dinner or go out for some drinks.
See also: pop

pop over (for a visit)

To come somewhere, usually a person's home or residence, for a brief or casual visit. Hey, if you're free this Saturday, why don't you pop over for a visit? I'd love to show you the new truck I bought. You and your girlfriend should pop over sometime. We could grab some dinner or go out for some drinks.
See also: over, pop

check out the plumbing

euphemism To urinate or defecate; to go the bathroom. I'll be right back—I just have to check out the plumbing.
See also: check, out, plumbing

pop in (for a visit)

To come somewhere, usually a person's home, for a brief or casual visit. Hey, if you're free this Saturday, why don't you pop in for a visit? I'd love to show you the new truck I bought. If you're ever in town, you and your girlfriend should pop in. I just need to pop in at the office to see Cheryl, but I won't be staying all day.
See also: pop

pay (someone or something) a visit

To visit someone or something. We need to pay Grandma a visit and see how her trip to Florida was.
See also: pay, visit

check out the plumbing

Euph. to go to the bathroom. (The order is fixed.) I think I'd better check out the plumbing before we get on the highway.
See also: check, out, plumbing

pay a call

Euph. to go to the toilet; to leave to go to the toilet. (See also pay a call on someone.) Excuse me. I have to pay a call. Tom left to pay a call. He should be back soon.
See also: call, pay

pay (someone or something) a visit

 and pay a visit to someone or something
to visit someone or something. Bill paid a visit to his aunt in Seattle. Please pay a visit to our house whenever you are in town.
See also: pay, visit

visit from the stork

Fig. a birth. (According to legend, babies are brought to their parents by a stork.) I hear that Maria is expecting a visit from the stork. The young couple had a visit from the stork.
See also: stork, visit

visit something (up)on someone

Fig. to inflict something upon someone. (Stilted. Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The FBI visited a plague of investigations on the mayor's staff. The storm visited disaster on the little village.
See also: on, visit

visit the plumbing

Euph. to go to the bathroom. I think I'd better visit the plumbing before we go. I want you kids to visit the plumbing before we get in the car.
See also: plumbing, visit

visit with someone

to pay a social call on someone. I would like to come by and visit with you for a while. I will enjoy visiting with you.
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pay a call

Also, pay a visit; pay one's respects. Make a short visit, especially as a formal courtesy or for business reasons. For example, Bill asked her to pay a call to his ex-mother-in-law, or Each salesman was told to pay a visit to every new doctor in town, or We went to the wake to pay our respects. Also see call on, def. 2.
See also: call, pay

pay a call

go to the lavatory. euphemistic
See also: call, pay

visiting fireman

a visitor to an organization given especially cordial treatment on account of their importance. US
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a ˌflying ˈvisit

a very brief visit: The Prime Minister paid a flying visit to Brussels this afternoon.
See also: flying, visit

pay somebody/something a visit

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pay a visit to somebody/something

visit somebody/something: I think it’s time we paid Jo a visit, don’t you?

visit on

or visit upon
v.
To inflict something punishing or burdensome on someone or something. Used chiefly in the passive: A plague was visited on the village.
See also: on, visit

visit with

v.
To converse or chat with someone: Come over and visit with me for a while.
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check out the plumbing

and visit the plumbing
tv. to go to the bathroom. I think I’d better check out the plumbing before we go. Excuse me. I need to visit the plumbing.
See also: check, out, plumbing

visit the plumbing

verb
See also: plumbing, visit

pay a call

tv. to go to the toilet; to leave to go to the toilet. (see also call of nature, nature’s call.) Excuse me. I have to pay a call.
See also: call, pay

visit from Flo

(...ˈflo)
n. a menstrual period. (see also Aunt Flo.) I am expecting a visit from Flo, but she seems late.
See also: Flo, visit

visit from the stork

n. the birth of a baby. The last visit from the stork was in March.
See also: stork, visit

visiting fireman

n. someone paying a visit to observe one’s workplace. We have a couple of visiting firemen coming today.
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Taking some time to walk and pray in the woods during his 1984 visit to Canada.
Results of chi-square analysis revealed that rates of both screening and diagnostic testing were elevated if the woman was younger than 25, nonwhite or covered by Medicaid; they were higher at gynecology clinics than at general medicine or pediatric clinics, and higher if the purpose of the visit was preventive care than otherwise.
Instead, he said, the main purpose of the visit was to thank the government for its twenty-eight-member contingent in Iraq.
One should visit through the athletic department on either "official visits" or "unofficial visits"--the major difference being what the university can provide for services and financially during the course of the visit.
Some studies suggest that fathers who pay child support will be more likely to visit, whereas others suggest that more visits lead to greater compliance in paying child support (Furstenberg, Nord, Peterson, & Zill, 1983; Seltzer, Schaeffer, & Charng, 1989; Teachman, 1991).