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whistle-stop tour

noun [C] uk   /ˌwɪs.l̩.stɒpˈtʊər/  us   /-stɑːpˈtʊr/
a series of short visits to different places, made usually by a politician
Translations of “whistle-stop tour”
in Chinese (Traditional) (政治家)在各地短暫的訪問…
in Chinese (Simplified) (政治家)在各地短暂的访问…
(Definition of whistle-stop tour from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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