tour of duty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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tour of dutynoun [C]

uk   us   (also tour)
a ​period of ​time that someone, ​especially a ​soldier or an ​official, ​spendsworking in a ​foreigncountry: The ​soldiers have just ​completed a six-month tour in the Philippines.
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