port of call

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port of call (plural ports of call)

  1. (nautical) any port (except its home port) being visited by a ship, especially to load or unload cargo or passengers or to take on supplies
  2. (figuratively) A place visited.
    • 2002, Phil Cousineau, Robert A Johnson, Coincidence Or Destiny?: Stories of Synchronicity That Illuminate Our Lives:
      My first port of call was the home of an old friend of my mother's, an American woman who'd married a French man.

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