milk run

noun

Definition of milk run 

: a short, routine, or uneventful flight

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While this storm isn't expected to be anything major — no bread and milk run needed this time around! Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Get Ready: You Might Have Your First Snowfall This Weekend," 6 Dec. 2017 The combi planes also make famous milk runs through southeast Alaska, leaving Anchorage and stopping about every 45 minutes to deliver goods — including milk — to little communities before heading on to Seattle, where the airline is headquartered. Mark Thiessen, The Seattle Times, "No more flying with reindeer: Unique Alaska planes to retire," 25 Sep. 2017 The traditional milk run won’t keep the dairy business running anymore. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of milk run

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milk run

from the resemblance in regularity and uneventfulness to the morning delivery of milk

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