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splash and dash
 n.— «In F1 parlance, they call it a “splash and dash,” which actually refers to a very quick refuelling pit-stop when there’re just a few more laps to go.» —“Oh what a day” by Oh A Simple Prop To Occupy My Time (Singapore) Oct. 16, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • “Splash and dash” is used often in the world of hot-air ballooning. It refers to a brief landing on water with a quick takeoff before the balloon would take on water. It’s one of the standard features of a commercial flight, along with brushing tree tops so that the passengers can pick a leaf or two.

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