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Dear Ted:

Would you please give me some informal/idiomatic alternatives to "to pay a (short/brief) visit to someone"?

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Would you please give me some informal/idiomatic alternatives to "to pay a
(short/brief) visit to someone"?

*** The most often used is "to drop in on someone."  Another one is "to make a quick visit."

You can also say "to stop by to visit someone."

*** STOP BY and DROP IN are the two colloquialisms that are the most often used.

Ted

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