swing by

phrasal verb

swung by; swinging by; swings by
US, informal
: to make a brief visit
I'll swing by after work to drop off the paperwork.

Examples of swing by in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While in town, be sure and swing by the Aspen Thrift Shop (also 75 years old) for Louboutin shoes and Prada ski gear at a fraction of their original price. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 June 2024 This is where visitors can shop for the perfect souvenir, like a wool scarf or tweed bag; swing by a bar for a whisky tasting; listen to bagpipe players perform on the street; and explore such historic sites as St. Giles' Cathedral, which has been a working church for nearly 900 years. Catherine Garcia, theweek, 13 Jan. 2024 Howie's Diner For a quick bite, swing by Howie's Diner in the Stateside Hotel and order Howie's Notorious P.I.G Poutine. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 15 Nov. 2023 Browse the old bookstores—New Dominion Bookshop, Blue Whale Books, and the three-story book lover's wonderland, Daedalus Books—and on Saturday mornings during the warm months, swing by the Charlottesville City Market. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 5 Sep. 2023 Plus, swing by to check out the new setting of the legendary 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond, previously worn by Beyoncé. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 20 Apr. 2023

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“Swing by.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swing%20by. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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