whistle-stop tour


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Noun1.whistle-stop tour - a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited; "in 1948 Truman crossed the country several times on his whistle-stop tours"
tour, circuit - a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
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Historically, a whistle-stop tour brought Presidents to cities where they could communicate directly with the people they served," said Nebraska's Associate Athletic Director Paul Meyers.
The whistle-stop tour will showcase tracks from third album Love Frequency, out on June 2.
Prime Minister David Cameron made a whistle-stop tour of European capitals to drum up support for his opposition to rises in the European budget yesterday.
Gulf News photographer Oliver Clarke spent 12 days in his car, in a tent, and literally under the sun and stars to produce a seven-minute photo timelapse intercut with videos to "give a whistle-stop tour of the things that can be seen in the seven emirates".
It was part of a whistle-stop tour with the band also playing to music lovers in a Parisian park.
COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard was in Cardiff Bay yesterday afternoon as part of a four-day whistle-stop tour of the UK supporting the Yes to AV campaign ahead of Thursday's referendum.
Driving a car loaned by Nissan Teesside, the Rev Bruce Carlin of St Chad's, Stockton, and the Rev David Baxter from Carlisle toured every cathedral in England in a whistle-stop tour covering 1,975 miles.
Conor Oberst's Bright Eyes plan a whistle-stop tour of the UK to promote their seventh studio album The People's Key.
Greens Health and Fitness Club in Gosforth, Newcastle, will be visited by Roy Jones Jnr as part of his whistle-stop tour of the country.
BRITAIN'S most unpredictable stand-up comic Russell Brand is back on the road with a whistle-stop tour to promote his latest book.
20-24 to provide emergency preparedness training to first responders as part of the 2010 Norfolk Southern TRANSCAER Whistle-Stop Tour.
TRADE chief Sir Andrew Cahn is visiting Coventry's twin city of Jinan next week as part of a whistle-stop tour of China.