a whistle-stop tour

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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Event mascot ToBi has been on a whistle-stop tour taking in six schools and Aberdeen City Council bosses have also picked 20 junior mascots to represent the elite teams on the day, with pupils from Stoneywood, Hazlehead, Bramble Brae, Mile End, Gilcomstoun and Skene Square selected to take part this year.
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a whistle-stop tour of Birmingham on Wednesday, including a trip to the city's famous Acme Whistle Company.
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GLOBE-TROTTING Michael Palin is having a stop-off in Gateshead next month to invite Geordies to join him on a whistle-stop tour of his past 30 actionpacked years.
In the first half of the show, Palin, below, takes audiences on a whistle-stop tour of the globe.
? HANK Wangford And The Lost Cowboys, whose new double album Save Me The Waltz is out on May 26, launch a whistle-stop tour next week with dates at the O2 Academies in Leicester on Friday and Birmingham on May 19.
"Historically, a whistle-stop tour brought Presidents to cities where they could communicate directly with the people they served," said Nebraska's Associate Athletic Director Paul Meyers.
TWO TOP archaeologists will lead a whistle-stop tour of Hadrian's Wall next month - for tourism businesses.
Driving a car loaned by Nissan Teesside, the Rev Bruce Carlin of St Chad's, Stockton, and the Rev David Baxter from Carlisle toured every cathedral in England in a whistle-stop tour covering 1,975 miles.
BRITAIN'S most unpredictable stand-up comic Russell Brand is back on the road with a whistle-stop tour to promote his latest book.
That was the case yesterday when newly-appointed Argentina coach Diego Maradona arrived at the Reds' Carrington training ground as part of a whistle-stop tour of Europe.
But now Andy is hoping to get away from it all and rediscover himself on a whistle-stop tour of the East.
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.
He then made a whistle-stop tour of Perth, Dundee, Angus, Aberdeen and Buchan to claim his party is the only one who can beat Labour in Scotland.
FORMER US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary are expected to drop into Northern Ireland this week on a whistle-stop tour.