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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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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.
The event will mark the fifth stop of National School Choice Week 2013's cross-country whistle-stop train tour, the National School Choice Week 'Special,' which will shine a spotlight on the need to expand access to educational options for all children (www.
MATCH of the Day Two host Colin Murray made a whistle-stop visit back home yesterday.
BRITAIN'S most unpredictable stand-up comic Russell Brand is back on the road with a whistle-stop tour to promote his latest book.
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.
He was scheduled to speak in five constituencies within five hours during his whistle-stop tour.
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.
Thousands lined the streets of Berlin yesterday to hear Mr Obama, a popular figure in Germany, make the keynote speech of the European-leg of his whistle-stop tour.
A FLYING dentist is to land in South Wales as part of a whistle-stop tour of six UK airports in aid of charity.
He will be doing a whistle-stop tour of businesses in the town centre before the carnival and will take part in the carnival procession before touring the gala field on Sunday, June 15.
Reeves, who was brought up in Darlington, made a whistle-stop tour of the region to meet apprentices working in roles ranging from gentlemen's grooming to cooking and car restoration.
It's a whistle-stop tour of the hottest holiday locations, and not just in Britain.
The Queen was warmly welcomed by the sovereign of The Netherlands yesterday as she flew into the country on a whistle-stop tour.
Mr Johnson also visited Selby Abbey and Cleckheaton yesterday in a whistle-stop Yorkshire tour.