One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Call briefly and informally as a visitor.‘a nurse stopped by her room to see if she was asleep’‘would you mind if I stopped by this morning?’‘she stopped in for a cup of tea’
- ‘Our Beijing guide Max arranged for us to stop in and visit a hutong family and drink a cup of tea with them.’
- ‘I think there's a home health nurse who stops by to see him daily.’
- ‘He stops by regularly to visit anyone who welcomes him, sometimes even when they don't!’
- ‘The past few days, this old lady down the road had been bringing me food, so I figured she was stopping by again to drop off a meal.’
- ‘One can only wonder what conversation is like around the dinner table in their household when Mary stops by for a visit.’
- ‘He promised he'd call more often and told me I could stop by to visit and see Jeffery whenever I was free.’
- ‘In his four years of high school he never passed up a chance to stop in my room for a game or two.’
- ‘Doug said he would stop by in the morning before his shift, to see how she was doing.’
- ‘Matt had called her to tell her that he was going to stop by and drop off a demo track for her to critique.’
- ‘He dressed quickly for school and figured Alice had slept in so he stopped by the guest room.’
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