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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Whistle-stop tours were popular in the 19th century when long distance travel by passenger train was the norm.
Historically, a whistle-stop tour brought Presidents to cities where they could communicate directly with the people they served," said Nebraska's Associate Athletic Director Paul Meyers.
He will use the three-wheel motorised rickshaw to give tourists whistle-stop tours of Glasgow.
Dancer Frederic Franklin, peppy and whip-smart at the age of 91, provides piquant commentary on the ballet's survival of the Nazi invasion of Paris, months of whistle-stop tours, cutthroat directors, hostile Southern Klan members, deteriorating sets and costumes, and tempestuous temperaments.