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whistle-stop

[hwis-uh l-stop, wis-] /ˈʰwɪs əlˌstɒp, ˈwɪs-/
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
1950-1955
1950-55
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