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    Smile meaning

    For a sore throat, it's certainly easy to stop by a local drugstore and pick up a pack of lozenges.
    What is the meaning of "by" here?
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    Re: meaning

    A colloquial phrase for >> it's certainly easy to go to a local drugstore

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    Re: meaning

    In addition,

    stop by - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    Also, stop in. Pay a brief visit, as in I hope you'll stop by this afternoon, or He stopped in at Martha's whenever he came to New York on business.


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