whistle-stop tour


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whistle-stop tour

A brief trip to several locations. My travel agent offered me such a great deal on a whistle-stop tour of Italy that I couldn't resist.
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a ˌwhistle-stop ˈtour

short visits to different places made, for example, by a politician during an election campaign: The Prime Minister left on a whistle-stop tour of the north of England today.The new manager’s gone on a whistle-stop tour of all the offices.In the US, a whistle stop is a small town or station that trains only stop at if somebody gives a signal.
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Bush's campaign train as it began a whistle-stop tour in Oxnard on Wednesday.
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My whistle-stop tour sets out to win hearts and minds of Birmingham for the prize of UK City of Culture, with visits to workplace canteens, schools, shopping malls and transport hubs along the way.
The five-minute film - called Meet Birmingham - will be launched today and will offer a whistle-stop tour of the city showing its venues, heritage, shopping, hotels and entertainment areas.
AUTHOR Kimm Walker (pictured) will have a whistle-stop tour of the district.
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HIJINX Theatre's whistle-stop tour of Wales lands at Denbigh town hall this week with its autumn show The Other Woman by Paul Swift, courtesy of Theatr Twm o'r Nant.
A FLYING dentist is to land in South Wales as part of a whistle-stop tour of six UK airports in aid of charity.
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The culture minister spoke during a whistle-stop tour of Liverpool yesterday, during which he met senior Culture Company bosses and theatre, museum and arts org anisations.
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