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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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  • 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.
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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  • Every Sunday morning I take myself off for the mad trolley dash around our local Morrisons supermarket.
  • Most toy shops have now thrown open their doors to the post-movie, pre-Christmas cash-in trolley dash.
  • 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.
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