Definition of flying visit in English:

flying visit


  • A very short visit.

    ‘the teenager had a tight schedule on his flying visit to the city he still calls home’
    • ‘He is expected to partake in a public interview on a flying visit to Cork on Saturday.’
    • ‘They must have been used to such flying visits by foreigners.’
    • ‘Despite the setback, she still enjoyed her flying visit to New York.’
    • ‘Strong winds on Thursday last blew away a planned flying visit by Kenny.’
    • ‘The cabinet minister made a flying visit to the police station yesterday.’
    • ‘The islands had a flying visit from a high-powered United Nations official this week.’
    • ‘She catches up with the colourful TV cosmetics expert ahead of his flying visit to York next week.’
    • ‘The Irish vessel paid a flying visit to the bay earlier in the week to service the lighthouse.’
    • ‘The actress told of her crusade against landmines during a flying visit to Cheshire.’
    • ‘The nation is behaving like a medieval village, dressing up for the short flying visit of the king, desperately longing for attention.’