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stop off

To briefly stop in or visit some place during the course of a journey. I thought it was a direct flight to Dublin, but we're actually stopping off in Denver. I need to stop off at the grocery store on my way back home.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stop off (some place) (for a period of time)

to halt or pause for a certain period of time. I need to stop off for a rest. Let's find a little town and stop off. I have to stop off at the store for a minute. We stopped off for a while at the park.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stop off

Also, stop over. Interrupt a journey for a short stay somewhere, as in When we drove through Massachusetts we stopped off for a few days at Cape Cod, or When you're in the area try to stop over and see our new house. [Mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

stop off

v.
To interrupt one's course or journey briefly in order to visit or do business somewhere: I stopped off at the gas station on my way home. We stopped off in San Francisco for a night before continuing on to Honolulu.
See also: off, stop
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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LEEDS quartet Vitamin will be joined by Clean Cut Kid and Magic Gang on a tour that stops off at Birmingham's Sunflower Lounge on Monday, April 18.
? SINGER-songwriter Dan Owen, who has just completed his first headline tour, supports Rae Morris at Birmingham's Library on Sunday, October 11 and returns to the city on Saturday, November 21 when the Communion New Faces Tour stops off at The Rainbow Courtyard.
? MAN Made, the Manchester trio led by Johnny Marr's son Nile, release debut album TV Broke My Brain in April, preceded by a tie-in tour that stops off at Birmingham's Oobleck on Thursday, March 10, Leicester's Cookie Jar on March 11 and Nottingham's Bodega on March 13.
.SUN Club, a one-to-watch band from Baltimore, will be previewing their imminent debut album on a tour that stops off at Birmingham's Sunflower Lounge on Monday, May 11.
? FRESH from releasing new album I Wasn't Born To Lose You, Swervedriver have lined up a full-scale UK tour that stops off at Birmingham's O2 Academy on Friday, May 15 and Nottingham's Bodega on May 25.
? Tallahassee rockers Mayday Parade will promote their new Black Lines album (out October 9 on the Fearless label) on a UK tour that stops off at Birmingham Institute on Friday, January 29 and Nottingham's Rock City on Thursday, February 4.
? SCOTT Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox will leave their New York base in the New Year for a UK tour that stops off at Birmingham Library on February 15.