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  1. whistle-stop

    英式

    • adj.
      very fast and with only brief pauses
    • n.
      a small unimportant town on a railway;a brief pause in a tour by a politician for an electioneering speech
    • noun: whistle-stop, plural noun: whistle-stops

    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. very fast and with only brief pauses a whistle-stop tour of Britain

    名詞

    • 1. North American a small unimportant town on a railway she raised five kids in Hornepayne, a whistle stop along the CN Line north of Lake Superior
    • North American a brief pause in a tour by a politician for an electioneering speech in politics, smoky back rooms long ago gave way to the whistle-stop and the radio exhortation