One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Do something for a long time without achieving anything but purposeless repetition.‘the discussion went round and round in circles’
- ‘No-one seems to be taking responsibility for this and we're just going round in circles.’
- ‘I feel as though I'm watching someone go round in circles, caught up in a cycle of pain.’
- ‘We could go round in circles apportioning the blame, but the bottom line is that we've failed to meet expectations.’
- ‘We spent two hours arguing and going round in circles.’
- ‘I know what I want but there is a genuine lack of cash, and this is why we are going round in circles.’
- ‘I feel like I've been stagnating all day, going round in circles with this case!’
- ‘Our meeting was starting to go round in circles.’
- ‘The inquiry went round in circles and I was no wiser.’
- ‘I want us to be in a position to make some decisions instead of seeing the issue go round in circles.’
- ‘And I think we went round in circles for a year, because neither of us was brave enough to admit that we didn't like the project.’
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