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trolley dash Line breaks: trol|ley dash

Definition of trolley dash in English:


British informal
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
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  • Cravendale is offering the chance to win a trolley-dash at Toys'R'Us.
  • 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.
1.1An 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
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  • I was dragged around ASDA today as part of the annual 3-hour pre-Christmas 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.
  • Her new season's wardrobe, the result of a bank-balance-busting trolley dash around Selfridges, remained crumpled in her suitcase.

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