milk run

milk run
noun Etymology: from the resemblance in regularity and uneventfulness to the morning delivery of milk Date: 1925 a short, routine, or uneventful flight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • milk run — A milk run is a short trip, stopping in a number of places …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • milk run — n informal 1.) BrE a familiar, easy journey that you do regularly 2.) AmE a train journey or regular plane flight with stops in many places …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • milk run — milk ,run noun count INFORMAL 1. ) AMERICAN an airplane or train trip with stops at many places 2. ) BRITISH a regular trip during which nothing unusual happens, especially by airplane …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • milk run — milk′ run n. cvb sts a routine trip or undertaking • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • milk run — ► NOUN ▪ a routine, uneventful journey, especially by aircraft. ORIGIN RAF slang in the Second World War for a sortie that was as simple as a milkman s round …   English terms dictionary

  • milk run — n. Slang a routine mission, as of a bomber aircraft, that is not expected to be dangerous …   English World dictionary

  • Milk run — In logistics, a milk run is a round trip which facilitates both distribution and collection. Milk run The terms are defined by the customer or by the service providers. Here, the exact number of suppliers, each of which defines the available… …   Wikipedia

  • milk run — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms milk run : singular milk run plural milk runs informal 1) British a regular journey during which nothing unusual happens, especially by plane 2) American a plane or train journey with stops at many places …   English dictionary

  • milk run — /ˈmɪlk rʌn/ (say milk run) noun 1. the route over which a milk deliverer delivers milk to houses, etc. 2. Air Force Colloquial a routine or uneventful flight in an aeroplane, especially if regular. 3. Colloquial any routine trip involving a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Milk run — Este artículo está huérfano, pues pocos o ningún artículo enlazan aquí. Por favor, introduce enlaces hacia esta página desde otros artículos relacionados. Mi …   Wikipedia Español

  • milk run — Slang. a routine trip or undertaking, esp. one presenting little danger or difficulty: The flight from New York to Chicago was a milk run for the experienced pilot and crew. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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