whistle-stop tour


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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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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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A GROUP of German visitors enjoyed a whistle-stop tour of Coventry and Warwickshire during a trip organised by Whitnash Twinning Association.
Mr Ahern embarks on a whistle-stop tour of county Wicklow today and will meet with Bray boss Pat Devlin, players, club directors and members of the supporters committee at the Carlisle.
The award-winning crime novelist, who lives in Canada, is on a whistle-stop tour of the UK to promote his new novel, Friend of the Devil.
The boss of a Government support service for young people made a whistle-stop tour of the North East.
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VISITORS from overseas enjoyed a whistle-stop tour of Coventry in an exchange trip.
Mr Straw will meet senior ministers in Tehran and possibly President Khatami during his whistle-stop tour of the Middle East.
THE Minister for Tourism dropped in on Dudley Zoo as part of a whistle-stop tour of the Black Country.
The 24-year-old singer was belting out his new single Don't Let Go at Craigmount High as part of a whistle-stop tour to promote his debut album Seven years - Ten Weeks which saw him perform seven gigs in 10 hours.
SNP leader John Swinney made a whistle-stop tour by air yesterday to warn voters in key constituencies they just 48 hours to save the health service - from Labour.
Ms Lynne's whistle-stop tour included a stop in the marginal Warwick and Leamington constituency.