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.

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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