take a zero
 v. phr.— «I have come in from the AT for two nights to hit the post office, the store, the laundromat and get a shower. Everyone in town is very understanding, want to know how long you’re out for, are you having fun out there? how are the animals… and I’m taking a whole day to do it, staying at the hostel near town. I’m doing what the thru-hikers call “taking a zero,” meaning that they haven’t made any miles on the trail at all that day.» —“Having fun out there” by Rodent RealTravel June 13, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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