for a spin

for a spin

For a brief, leisurely ride, as in a car. Hey Noah, fancy going for a spin with me? I have to go to the grocery store. Jenny just got a new car for her birthday, so I think we're going to take it for a spin after school.
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*for a spin

 and *for a ride; *for a drive
to take a ride in a vehicle or on a bicycle. (*Typically: go ~; go out ~; take something ~.) Let's get out our bikes and go for a spin.
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References in classic literature ?
THE Gallant Crew at a life-saving station were about to launch their life-boat for a spin along the coast when they discovered, but a little distance away, a capsized vessel with a dozen men clinging to her keel.