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grand tour

1. An extended tour or sightseeing trip in, through, or across any country or region. Originally used in specific reference to the major cities of Europe, the trip was considered a necessary part of well-bred gentlemen's upbringing. It was later extended to travel in general. I've been saving up all year long for my grand tour through France.
2. By extension, a comprehensive, guided tour, inspection, or survey. This is your first time seeing our new house, right? Let me give you the grand tour! The general insisted on a grand tour of all the sites that are still operational.
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what happens on tour stays on tour

Any scandalous activities that happen when one travels in a group are not to be discussed with other people afterward. The phrase alludes to the stereotypical partying of musicians on tour. A: "Guys, please don't tell my wife about all the girls I've been with on the road." B: "Sure, man—what happens on tour stays on tour!"
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tour de force

An exceptionally masterful performance or achievement, especially in the arts. The director's latest movie is a tour de force of filmmaking. The Olympic gymnast's final routine was a tour de force that earned her a gold medal.
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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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on tour

Travelling to many different locations to give a specific performance. The band announced that they would be going on tour this spring across Europe to promote their latest album. We're taking the play on tour to the west coast for six weeks this fall.
See also: on, tour

go on tour

To travel to many different locations to give a specific performance. The band announced that they would be going on tour this spring across Europe to promote their latest album. Our play is going on tour to the West Coast for six weeks this fall.
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go on tour

[for a performing group] to go from place to place, performing. Our play went on tour across the state. If we make the play a success, we will go on tour.
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grand tour

A comprehensive tour, survey, or inspection. For example, They took me on a grand tour of their new house, or The new chairman will want to make a grand tour of all the branches. Starting in the late 1600s this term was used for a tour of the major European cities, considered essential to a well-bred man's education. In the mid-1800s it was extended to more general use.
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a tour de ˈforce

(from French) an extremely skilful performance or achievement: a literary/cinematic tour de force
This is a French phrase that means ‘an act of strength’.
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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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grand tour, the

A thorough inspection of any building, facility, business enterprise, or the like. The term comes from the custom, begun in the seventeenth century, of sending the son of a well-to-do family on an extended tour of the European Continent for the purpose of completing his education. Later the custom was extended to daughters as well. In time the term was transferred to other kinds of tour.
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Asked what the new status means for Kenya, tournament's director, Patrick Obath, revealed that joining the European Tour has far-reaching effects for various stakeholders.'
Those finishing between second and 12th will have full status through the Tour's first six events.
Other riders confirmed for the event include Dutchman Tom Dumoulin -- last year's Abu Dhabi Tour winner and UCI Road World Champion -- and the Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, who was 2018's most successful rider and this year's Dubai Tour winner.
Leader of the opposition Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq and leader of the House Senator Shibli Faraz had conducted five and nine foreign tours respectively on the government expenditure.
While in Manila, they will tour the University of Santo Tomas Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
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He also made it clear that the changes were not done with the sole purpose of reducing tours to Taiwan because it has been applied to all tours in general.
SANDEMANS NEW EUROPE WALKING TOUR One of the most popular walking tours across Europe is the Sandemans walking tour, namely because it's free.
This activity represents the next phase in Tour Partner Group's growth, following Mayfair Equity Partners' backed the buyout of Hotels and More in 2015.
Starting on March 28 in Belgium, Mars will begin a (http://www.ibtimes.com/bruno-mars-24k-magic-2017-tour-us-tour-dates-locations-pre-sale-information-revealed-2446269) 105-show tour that will run all the way until the end of November.
Kumar started off his first tour in 2005 with "Nyay yatra" (justice tour), followed by "Vikas yatra" (development tour), "Dhanyavad yatra" (Thanksgiving tour), "Pravas yatra" (sojourn tour) in 2009, "Vishwas yatra" (confidence tour) in 2010, "Seva yatra" (service tour) in 2011, "Adhikar yatra" (Rights tour) in 2012, "Sankalp yatra" (resolve tour) in and "Sampark yatra" (Contract tour) in 2014.
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.
"Fans will see a very special event, there will be a lot of drama, a lot of competition as the players vie to win and to get into the top 15," the director of the Challenge Tour told 7DAYS.
* The Tour: The striking postmodem barn visitors center houses a fully equipped apartment with sweeping views of vineyards in the Hawke's Bay wine country.
According to the Electric Tour Company, riders who sign up for the tours first receive between 35 and 45 minutes of training, followed by a two-and-one-half hour tour of the waterfront that can cover up to eight miles.