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    #1

    Lightbulb I need to know

    Dear all

    I want to know if any of you guys have ever heard this phrase( I ve been around the block and back....) would you please tell me what it means... thanks in advance.

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    Re: I need to know

    Hi danielestrella,

    Welcome to the forum.

    We use "sb has been around the block" to say that someone has experienced many different situations and can deal with new situations in a good way.

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    Re: I need to know

    Interestingly, both my flatmate and I immediately felt a rather less salubrious meaning here. In BrE, it is applied to a woman who is very sexually experienced, but with a negative connotation. It would be said of someone who has slept around, had many sexual partners, been a bit of slut (slang definition).

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    #4

    Re: I need to know

    I had the same response to the expression as emsr2d2 and her flatmate.

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