whistle-stop


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whistle-stop

1. A brief stop on a longer trip, especially by a politician. Are you going to see the presidential candidate on his whistle-stop here tomorrow?
2. A small town along a railroad line. Our town is just a whistle-stop, best known for its proximity to the train line that runs to the big city.
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The president presented the familiar major campaign addresses, but his whistle-stop speeches allowed him to speak directly and in a homespun manner that resonated with audiences.
But the whistle-stop tour of milk advertising wouldn't be complete without making reference to the current "White Stuff" campaign which has increased milk consumption by an average 4.5 extra pints of milk per person since its launch in June 2000.
For one thing, there were the whistle-stop crowds that began responding to his plain-talking message and grew bigger and bigger.
This far-too-brief season was hardly more than a whistle-stop on its most extensive American tour since 1971.
Clinton recognized this in 1992, targeting a substantial portion of his campaign on nooks and crannies of industrial America that had not been visited by a Democratic Presidential candidate since Harry Truman's whistle-stop train reached the end of the line in 1948.
In the village of Childersburg, one local historian was moved to observe, "This is the biggest crowd of people to gather in Childersburg since Grover Cleveland came through on a whistle-stop tour in July of 1884!"
Not wild about the fake fights IN case you had not noticed, to promote their December 1 meeting in Los Angeles, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have been on a whistle-stop tour, taking in England, Spain and the States.
Whistle-stop tours were popular in the 19th century when long distance travel by passenger train was the norm.
ENGLAND coach Steve McNamara will fly to Australia on Wednesday for a three-week whistle-stop trip to check on his NRL-based players ahead of the World Cup.
Prime Minister David Cameron made a whistle-stop tour of European capitals to drum up support for his opposition to rises in the European budget yesterday.
The cinematography leaves little to be desired, taking us on a whistle-stop tour around the world, but it's certainly good enough to warrant a viewing.
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.
GRAND NATIONAL-winning jockey Bob Champion was a welcome visitor to Wincanton yesterday on his whistle-stop '60-60' driving tour of Britain's tracks, which benefits both the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and Injured Jockeys' Fund.
Let's hope he's had a wash, because now he's off to Paris, to take us on a whistle-stop tour of the city's history.
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.