One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An extensive tour of a place, typically for the purpose of inspecting it.‘he took me on a tiki tour of the school, pointing out problems’
- ‘He charged us what we later found out was a ridiculous amount for the privilege of the tiki tour.’
- ‘It was a beautiful day, and it was like a free tiki tour of a couple of the surrounding villages.’
- ‘The Pakeha doctor took a tiki tour around the wop wops.’
- ‘Off they go on a rapid tiki tour of Auckland, heading to some farmland for animal wrangling.’
- ‘There's a story that someone actually did take his pie cart on a tiki tour.’
- ‘With today's tiki tour safely over and done with, the heavy lifting starts in earnest for the team tomorrow with a morning gym session.’
- ‘Drove north and had lunch at the lakes, after which he gave us a mini tiki tour of 'kumara country', where we bought some kumara.’
- ‘I was hoping those trapped on this tiki tour would have to resort to eating each other—nothing better than seeing a bunch of pious lentil-eaters having to chew on each other.’
- ‘The mayor said the city, along with other centres, could look at encouraging "a bit of a tiki tour with all or part of the All Blacks".’
- ‘The young men were well looked after by George, who took them on tiki tours and even arranged a visit to a Waihi gold mine.’
1980s: from tiki + tour.
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