quick trot through sth

(take) a (quick) trot through sth AND (take) a (brisk) trot through sth (examine or explain the whole of a subject, method or piece of work quickly without stopping or getting slower) — рассмотреть что-л. бегло, в общих чертах, поверхностно; ≅ (пробежаться) галопом по европам

Example: In this book, John Pemble takes a brisk trot through the history and mysteries of Venice.(CALD)

Related vocabulary:
[scratch the surface]
[галопом по европам]
skate over sth

[rough idea]