Travel

set off

Meaning: to start a journey

Example: We would like to set off for Paris by 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Read on

drop by

Meaning: an informal visit

Example: I hope to finish the dress before Saturday. If you want to see what it looks like you should drop by over the weekend. Read on

come over

Meaning: to go to someone else's house

Example: June and her sister will come over for lunch on Sunday, we are having chicken pie. Read on

from pillar to post

Meaning: to move from one place to another with no purpose and direction

Example: Failing to get a satisfactory answer from her doctor, Mary went from pillar to post searching for a cure for her illness. Read on

a trip to the sun

Meaning: something which is very unlikely

Example: My dream has always been to settle in Australia. But I know it's like a trip to the sun. I just have to make peace with this place. Read on

there’s no place like home

Meaning: to have an affinity for one's home over every other place

Example: The troops finally retreated and the men get to go home to their families now. There is no place like home. Read on

when in Rome, do as the Romans

Meaning: to copy popular culture in order to blend in

Example: My mother always told us that when in Rome, do as the Romans. That is how today we are able to get along with any kind of people. Read on

stop by

Meaning: to meet someone or go somewhere in a brief and informal manner

Example: The gardener stopped by the nursery to get some soil for his garden. Read on

as the crow flies

Meaning: in a straight line

Example: The nearest hotel is about 24 kilometers away as the crow flies. Read on

bird of passage

Meaning: a transient

Example: She moves out nearly every year; she's a true bird of passage. Read on

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double whammy

Meaning: situation where two bad things happen at the same time

Example: Boss fired me from the job and I lost my wallet too, what a double whammy? Read on

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