One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) have a lot of experience.
- ‘The well-publicised shenanigans of his past prove that he is far from an innocent, but while this man may have been around the block a few times, there remains endearing childlike qualities.’
- ‘You might say Nick has been around the block once or twice when it comes to online culture and community.’
- ‘I am educated and well-bred, but I have been around the block a few times.’
- ‘‘You don't have the feeling that you have to prove something when you have been around the block a few times,’ he says.’
- ‘Hey, it's all about experience, really, and he's been around the block a few times.’
- ‘Many new breakthrough artists flung into the scene providing steady competition for the bands that have been around the block and back.’
- ‘Whatever the reasons, both men ended up sleeping in a strange city and trying to grapple with the expectations of experienced hosts who have been around the block quite a few times.’
- ‘But, these lads have been around the block a few times and, fair play to them, they showed a lot of resolve to bite the bullet and come good.’
- ‘We add an element of showbiz that probably comes from my experience of being in bands and having been around the block a few times.’
- ‘Though 25 years his junior, Ethel gives off the aura of having been around the block a few times.’
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