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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.
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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.
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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.
See also: visit
References in classic literature ?
But it so happened that the prince called at Hippolyte's house later on, and heard from his mother that she had been in town all day, and had there received a visit from Rogojin, who had made inquiries about Pavlofsk.
He approached the disturbers of his peace, requested courteously to be told what was desired; then politely putting Lebedeff and Keller aside, he addressed an old gentleman who was standing on the verandah steps at the head of the band of would-be guests, and courteously requested him to honour him with a visit.
This visit had infused new vigor into Dantes; he had, till then, forgotten the date; but now, with a fragment of plaster, he wrote the date, 30th July, 1816, and made a mark every day, in order not to lose his reckoning again.
Monsieur de Mazarin will not come to visit the Comte de la Fere, but the Comte de la Fere will be sent for to visit him.
She staid but half an hour and neither in the Course of her Visit, confided to me any of her secret thoughts, nor requested me to confide in her, any of Mine.
The nights were too dark for the ladies to meet again till the morrow, but Captain Harville had promised them a visit in the evening; and he came, bringing his friend also, which was more than had been expected, it having been agreed that Captain Benwick had all the appearance of being oppressed by the presence of so many strangers.
Here ample time will be given not only to look over the city, which was founded six hundred years before the Christian era, and its artificial port, the finest of the kind in the Mediterranean, but to visit Paris during the Great Exhibition; and the beautiful city of Lyons, lying intermediate, from the heights of which, on a clear day, Mont Blanc and the Alps can be distinctly seen.
In November, 1897, I made the first move in this direction, and that was in securing a visit from a member of President McKinley's Cabinet, the Hon.
Only now, on his visit to Bald Hills, did Pierre fully realize the strength and charm of his friendship with Prince Andrew.
As the months went on, it had seemed more and more difficult to him to say why he should not run down to Middlemarch--merely for the sake of hearing something about Dorothea; and if on such a flying visit he should chance by some strange coincidence to meet with her, there was no reason for him to be ashamed of having taken an innocent journey which he had beforehand supposed that he should not take.
I think you will place a favorable construction on my visit when I mention my motive.
So a day was appointed when the Fox should visit the Stork; but when they were seated at table all that was for their dinner was contained in a very long-necked jar with a narrow mouth, in which the Fox could not insert his snout, so all he could manage to do was to lick the outside of the jar.
A MILLIONAIRE who had gone to an almshouse to visit his father met a Neighbour there, who was greatly surprised.
One Saturday in March we walked over to Baywater, for a long- talked-of visit to Cousin Mattie Dilke.
His design was to visit India, in the belief that he had in his knowledge of its various languages, and in the views he had taken of its society, the means of materially assisting the progress of European colonization and trade.