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whistle-stop campaign

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  • whistle-stop campaign — [whistle stop campaign] noun a political campaign in which a politician makes short stops at many different towns. The expression was first used in the US, where small American towns were called ‘whistle stops’ because trains only stopped at them …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistle-stop campaign — n a political campaign in which a politician makes short stops at many different towns. The expression was first used in the US, where small American towns were called ‘whistle stops’ because trains only stopped at them if a whistle signal was… …   Universalium

  • whistle-stop — ☆ whistle stop [hwis′əl stäp΄, wis′əl stäp΄ ] n. 1. a small town, orig. one at which a train stopped only upon signal 2. a brief stop in a small town as part of a tour, esp. in a political campaign; orig., such a stop in which the candidate spoke …   English World dictionary

  • whistle stop — noun a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal • Syn: ↑flag stop, ↑way station • Hypernyms: ↑railway station, ↑railroad station, ↑railroad terminal, ↑train station, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistle-stop tour — noun a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited in 1948 Truman crossed the country several times on his whistle stop tours • Hypernyms: ↑tour, ↑circuit • Part Holonyms: ↑campaigning,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistle-stop — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. a. : a small station at which trains stop only on signal : flag stop b. : a small community : tank town posters that brought in the yokels from fifty miles around every whistle stop we played Bennett Cerf …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistle-stop — /hwis euhl stop , wis /, v., whistle stopped, whistle stopping, adj. v.i. 1. to campaign for political office by traveling around the country, originally by train, stopping at small communities to address voters. 2. to take a trip consisting of… …   Universalium

  • whistle-stop — {n.} A small town where the trains only stop on a special signal. * /President Truman made excellent use of the whistle stop during his 1948 campaign for the presidency./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • whistle-stop — {n.} A small town where the trains only stop on a special signal. * /President Truman made excellent use of the whistle stop during his 1948 campaign for the presidency./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Whistle stop train tour — A whistlestop or whistlestop tour is a style of political campaigning where the politician makes a series of brief appearances or speeches at a number of small towns over a short period of time. Originally, whistlestops were conducted from the… …   Wikipedia

  • whistle-stop — noun A small town where the trains only stop on a special signal. President Truman made excellent use of the whistle stop during his 1948 campaign for the presidency …   Словарь американских идиом


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