milk run

noun Slang.

a routine trip or undertaking, especially one presenting little danger or difficulty: The flight from New York to Chicago was a milk run for the experienced pilot and crew.

Nearby words

  1. milk powder,
  2. milk pudding,
  3. milk punch,
  4. milk ring test,
  5. milk round,
  6. milk shake,
  7. milk sickness,
  8. milk snake,
  9. milk spots,
  10. milk stout

Origin of milk run

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for milk run

milk run


aeronautics informal a routine and uneventful flight, esp on a dangerous mission

Word Origin for milk run

C20: referring to the regular and safe routine of a milkman's round

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