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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.
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Origin of milk run

First recorded in 1940–45
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How to use milk run in a sentence

  • We bore a few holes with the gimlet, to let the cocoanut milk run out.

  • From way out in the country came the whistle of the approaching milk run, the train that would take me back to Chicago.

    The Gallery|Roger Phillips Graham

British Dictionary definitions for milk run

milk run

noun
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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