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Cook's tour

n
informal a rapid but extensive tour or survey of anything
[C19: after Thomas Cook2]

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n.
a rapid, cursory tour of the major features of a place.
[1905–10; after Thomas Cook (1808–92), English travel agent]

Cook's tour

- A very fast tour of a location, from Thomas Cook, the famous travel agent.
See also related terms for location.
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THEY WERE the Cook's tours to end all Cook's Tours - in their day as pioneering as the first trip to the Moon.
Young people from Kirklees schools will join one of the region's best vocal groups next weekend to sing Cook's Tours, a musical extravaganza by Alan Simmons.
This particular Cook's Tour begins on October 9 at 7.
The launch of JMC Holidays - the innovative short-haul package tour operation - in 1999 marked the birth of a new era for Thomas Cook, while this autumn marks the launch of Thomas Cook Holidays' dedicated Cook's Tours brochure, coinciding with the 160th anniversary of the first excursion.
In the 21st century, the choice of Cook's Tours destinations has expanded around the globe with the launch of Thomas Cook Holidays' first dedicated brochure for a decade.
The new Cook's Tours brochure is an ambitious project combining North and South America, Asia, Australasia and Africa in its 156 pages,' says Simon Laxton, managing director of Thomas Cook Holidays.
His spotty form since a late summer break contrasts strongly with Cook's tours.
From the paving of the streets and the establishment of the gold florin in 1252, Levey embarks upon a narrative enhanced by excellent photographs of this city on the Arno, as it proceeds through its Renaissance history and beyond, ending only with the late nineteenth-century Cook's Tours to the city and the exotic Piazza Demidoff.
Cook's Tours have taken on a whole new meaning since we let this man represent Britain abroad, leaving a trail of diplomatic disasters in his wake.
If something has been left out of this book I have not been able to identify it, but the price of comprehensiveness is a certain breathlessness as one is taken on a series of Cook's tours through the world's regions, with brief, illuminating descriptions of their troubles and, more rarely, achievements along the way.
Around 95 children from years three, four and five took part in a concert called Cook's Tours.
As DIY takes a summer break, the cookery season is back upon us, kicking off with Ainsley's Big Cook Out (BBC2) as, in a sort of Cook's Tours, the flamboyantly camp Ainsley Harriot barbecues his way from Newfoundland in Canada to Tierra del Fuego in Argentina.