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traveling salesman

noun
1.
a male representative of a business firm who travels in an assigned territory soliciting orders for a company's products or services.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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Examples for traveling salesman
  • He was a traveling salesman, he always had a new invention.
  • Too often, headache therapy has been as scientific as a traveling salesman's all-purpose tonic.
  • Maybe a good traveling salesman might have livened things up a bit.
  • With one vehicle, this is the traveling salesman problem.

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