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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: pop

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.
See also: visit

pay (somebody/something) a visit

(slightly formal) also pay a visit (to somebody/something)
to go to see someone or something Yesterday a police detective paid us a visit and asked a lot of questions. The three elderly women decided to pay a visit to a spa and had a great time.
Related vocabulary: pay a call on somebody/something
See also: pay, visit

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

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.
See also: visit

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.
See also: visit
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