whistlestop

whistle-stop

[hwis-uhl-stop, wis-]
verb (used without object), whistle-stopped, whistle-stopping.
1.
to campaign for political office by traveling around the country, originally by train, stopping at small communities to address voters.
2.
to take a trip consisting of several brief, usually overnight, stops.
adjective
3.
occurring at a whistle stop; consisting of whistle stops: a whistle-stop speech; a whistle-stop tour of the Northwest.

Origin:
1950–55

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