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    #1

    nipping across to

    Here the sentence in which I've encountered this words:

    I would hear stories of Liverpool players nipping across to Dublin for recreation.

    What does it mean?

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    #2

    Re: nipping across to

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    This is "nip" in the sense of "to go quickly, "to dart".
    "I'm just nipping down/across/over to the shops to get some milk."
    So, in your sentence it means making quick trips to Dublin.
    This is a common usage in my region (Aust/NZ) and in British English. I'm not sure if it is heard at all in the US.

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    #3

    Re: nipping across to

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    not a teacher

    This is "nip" in the sense of "to go quickly, "to dart".
    "I'm just nipping down/across/over to the shops to get some milk."
    So, in your sentence it means making quick trips to Dublin.
    This is a common usage in my region (Aust/NZ) and in British English. I'm not sure if it is heard at all in the US.
    I've never heard it in AmE.

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