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scenic route

noun

the long route or way to a destination; a road or path designed to take one past a pleasant view or nice scenery and usually less direct

Examples

We took the scenic route home after having trouble reading the map.

Usage Note

informal

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scenic route

noun

The long route or way, often due to one's losing one's way: missed the Garden State Parkway and ended up taking the scenic route

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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