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side trip

a brief excursion off the main route of an itinerary, as to visit a particular person or place.
Origin of side trip
1820-30, Americanism
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side tripper, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The inclusion of the side-trip added but 8.9 lire to our original pasteboard, or less than two dollars.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • To the excursion to Wells add a side-trip to Glastonbury, the home of the Arthurian legends.

    Woman's Club Work and Programs Caroline French Benton
  • Suppose that we wanted not only Venice but Naples—this last, considerably more of a side-trip.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • But now it had become an after-thought, a side-trip, a little excursion to be made while waiting for midnight!

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass

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