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commuter trip

commuter trip
 n.— «The reason Wyatt has only heard about being on the road is that since he joined the Chiefs, on June 7, the only road games they’ve played have been commuter trips to Quad Cities and Burlington. In baseball parlance, a commuter trip is an over-and-back trip on the day of the game, done to save on hotel bills. Those trips can be a mixed bag. Players get to sleep in their own beds at night, but it makes for some really long days.» —“Off on the road to Wisconsin…and Quad Cities…and Kane County…“ by Kevin Capie Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois) June 29, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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