Cook's tour
noun Etymology: Thomas Cook & Son, English travel agency Date: circa 1909 a rapid or cursory survey or review

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  • Cook's tour — Cook s′ tour′ n. a rapid, cursory tour of the major features of a place • Etymology: 1905–10; after Thomas Cook (1808–92), English travel agent …   From formal English to slang

  • Cook's tour — [kooks] n. [after Thomas Cook & Son, Brit travel agents] any guided sightseeing or inspection tour: a humorous usage …   English World dictionary

  • cook's tour — ˈku̇ks noun Usage: usually capitalized C Etymology: after Thomas Cook died 1892 English tourist agent : a quick tour in which attractions are viewed very briefly and cursorily : a quick cursory scanning a 15 hour Cook s tour of the Philippines… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cook's tour — /kooks/ a guided but cursory tour of the major features of a place or area. [1905 10; after Thomas Cook (1808 92), English travel agent] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cook's tour — noun informal a rapid tour of many places. Origin early 20th cent.: from the name of the English travel agent Thomas Cook …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cook's tour — /kʊks ˈtʊə/ (say kooks toouh) noun a wideranging, rapid and usually superficial survey of a place or field of interest. {from Thomas Cook, 1808–92, English pioneer of the tourist trade} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cook's tour — noun A long or complicated journey, an indirect route. The detour meant that we had to go on a twenty mile Cooks tour to get home …   Wiktionary

  • Cook's tour — getting somewhere in a round about way …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cook's tour — Australian Slang getting somewhere in a round about way …   English dialects glossary

  • A Cook's Tour — A Cook s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines is a New York Times bestselling book written by chef and author Anthony Bourdain in 2001. It is Bourdain s account of his world travels eating exotic local dishes and experiencing life as a… …   Wikipedia

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