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side trip

a brief excursion off the main route of an itinerary, as to visit a particular person or place.
Origin of side trip
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30
Related forms
side tripper, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Ah'm goin' to figger on takin' a side trip to Chicargo fust, you know.

    Polly and Eleanor Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The voyage up Cook Inlet is one of the most fascinating that may be taken, as a side trip, in Alaska.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • This side trip, had cost us much exertion and made us feel more thirsty than ever.

    Death Valley in '49 William Lewis Manly
  • The canyon above abounds in glacial phenomena and will well repay a side trip for those interested in geology.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
  • It was their intention to make the Springs the turning point of the trip, with a side trip by the cog railway to Pike's Peak.

    The Rover Boys on a Tour Arthur M. Winfield
  • “I was sorely tempted to take that side trip on the way here,” Rob confessed.

  • Well, I havent told em yet, but were going to do only seven to-day, and then have a side trip for the young folks.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • From Portland the managers had provided their travelers with a little two-day side trip to the Dalles.

    Gulf and Glacier Willis Boyd Allen

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