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milk run

noun, Slang.
a routine trip or undertaking, especially one presenting little danger or difficulty:
The flight from New York to Chicago was a milk run for the experienced pilot and crew.
1940-45 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for milk run
  • Then it examines the details of milk run operations, from truck selection to route planning.
  • Occasionally they send you on a milk run, which is an easy bombing run to start with, and get you kind of broken in.
  • But virtually they didn't concentrate much fire toward the airplanes so they were sort of called a milk run.
  • It was a milk run, lightly defended, with five ships around one dock in the port.
British Dictionary definitions for milk run

milk run

(aeronautics, informal) a routine and uneventful flight, esp on a dangerous mission
Word Origin
C20: referring to the regular and safe routine of a milkman's round
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Slang definitions & phrases for milk run

milk run

noun phrase
  1. A scheduled airline passage with many stops;: followed by a milk run to Charleston, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, and Tampa (1970s+ Airline)
  2. An easy bombing mission: It looked like a milk run (WWII Air Forces)

[fr the stopping of a train at every rural station to pick up milk for delivery to the cities]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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