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swing by

To visit someone or some place casually and/or briefly. Just swing by when you get a chance—I'll be here all day. I need to swing by the grocery store on my way home.
See also: by, swing

swing by

v.
To visit some place for a brief amount of time, especially as a deviation from a direct course: On my way home, I swung by the post office to buy some stamps. We swung by a friend's house on our way to the beach. Why don't you swing by for some coffee?
See also: by, swing
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He said the price of cane wood was higher because workers make the swings by hand, without any machinery, and it takes them two days to complete a chair or some other piece.