Definition of trolley dash in English:

trolley dash


  • 1An event in which the winner of a game or competition is entitled to a set period of free shopping in a supermarket or other store, the object being to place as many products as possible in a shopping trolley during this time.

    ‘Christmas came early for the couple when they won a trolley dash at the Co-op in Chipping Norton’
    • ‘Jasmine and Rhian had four minutes each to complete their trolley dash.’
    • ‘The shop donated the trolley dash as a prize in the Christmas raffle.’
    • ‘Steve won the trolley dash in a raffle.’
    • ‘This brother and sister got well and truly trolleyed when they took part in a world record trolley dash attempt.’
    • ‘At Asda, the students took part in a five-legged trolley dash around the store.’
    • ‘Congratulations to Abbie, who was a recent winner in a trolley dash competition.’
    • ‘Another big fundraiser this year was the trolley dash competition, which raised £3,760 for Dorothy House Hospice.’
    • ‘A raffle in aid of the school - with a supermarket trolley dash up for grabs - will also take place on the night.’
    • ‘Help build a brighter future for children with autism - and you could win a supermarket trolley dash.’
    • ‘Cravendale is offering the chance to win a trolley-dash at Toys'R'Us.’
    • ‘I enter loads of competitions and have won some super prizes, including a trolley dash in France.’
    1. 1.1 An act or instance of shopping in a supermarket or other store.
      ‘a small basket five times a week on top of your weekend trolley dash—it all adds up’
      • ‘New data has shown that UK shopping habits are evolving: the weekly 'big shop' has been replaced with a month-end, pay-day trolley dash.’
      • ‘We only need to do a quick trolley dash.’
      • ‘Most toy shops have now thrown open their doors to the post-movie, pre-Christmas cash-in trolley dash.’
      • ‘This week I will be doing my obligatory trolley dash amongst the beauty counters to scoop up the latest lotions to retain my youthful complexion.’
      • ‘I was dragged around ASDA today as part of the annual 3-hour pre-Christmas trolley dash.’
      • ‘Her new season's wardrobe, the result of a bank-balance-busting trolley dash around Selfridges, remained crumpled in her suitcase.’
      • ‘Every Sunday morning I take myself off for the mad trolley dash around our local Morrisons supermarket.’