One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pay a short visit en route to one's ultimate destination.‘I stopped off to visit him and his wife’
break one's journey, take a break, pauseView synonyms
- ‘It sounds more exciting than it actually is, but it means I'll get to stop over and visit friends and family.’
- ‘You can stop off at several points en route for a longer visit with your animals of choice.’
- ‘The judgement showed that they failed to convince the appeal judges that they had the means to travel around the world, stopping off in various cities en route to Colombia.’
- ‘The family stopped off for a short holiday in Hawaii on the way home.’
- ‘Sheriff Hutton is a lovely village and The Castle is an ideal place to stop off if you are visiting the area.’
- ‘We stopped off at Humansdorp at St Francis Bay, where we visited a cousin of Jono's.’
- ‘I haven't seen them half as much as I would have liked but I hope to stop off for a quick visit when M and I go for our annual jaunt up to Scotland.’
- ‘The restored 19th-century Irish emigrant sailing ship, a replica of one of the last of its kind before the steamship era, got a huge welcome when it visited Dingle and stopped over for three days.’
- ‘Many racegoers from the Emerald Isle are expected to stop off en route to Cheltenham in a bid to increase their cash reserves.’
- ‘We travelled very slowly from the East Coast, stopping off at motels or staying with friends of friends along the way, and ended up in San Francisco.’
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