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
Words nearby milk run
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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