Idiom: Round the houses
Meaning: If you go round the houses, you do something in an inefficient way when there is a quicker, more convenient way.Country: International English | Subject Area: Buildings & construction | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Square peg in a round hole
- Round the bend
- Go round in circles
- Let the grass grow round your feet
- Safe as houses
- Millstone round your neck
- People who live in glass houses should not throw stones
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