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port of call

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
port of callˌport of ˈcall noun (plural ports of call) [countable usually singular]  1 informalPLACE one of a series of places that you visit My first port of call will be the post office.2 TTWa port where a ship stops on a journey from one place to another
Examples from the Corpus
port of callThat means cutting off a day of transit on a cruise to Hawaii, and giving passengers an extra port of call.Sorrel was on duty at her stall on the corner of the flea market, so that was my first port of call.Housing is a natural first port of call.The Forty Foot at Sandycove was our first port of call.So make Shell your first port of call every time you need fuel - and watch those Air Miles add up.Your first port of call should be the Citizens Advice Bureaux.Hong Kong has been an important port of call for the U.S. Navy.My next port of call was the City Records Department.I couldn't wait to put my name down for the Swimming With Dolphins Expedition at our next port of call.first port of callThe general practitioner is a first port of call for people with all manner of distressing circumstances.Sorrel was on duty at her stall on the corner of the flea market, so that was my first port of call.Housing is a natural first port of call.The Forty Foot at Sandycove was our first port of call.They said aurevoir at Beirut, the first port of call, having given me a crash course in survival.The site of the second photograph on the film was thus their first port of call.So make Shell your first port of call every time you need fuel - and watch those Air Miles add up.Your first port of call should be the Citizens Advice Bureaux.
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