Definition of the wheel has turned (or come) full circle in US English:

the wheel has turned (or come) full circle

phrase

  • The situation has returned to what it was in the past, as if completing a cycle.

    • ‘But, as happens so often in history, the wheel has turned full circle.’
    • ‘The wheel comes full circle and he is back where his own history began.’
    • ‘Forty years ago it all seemed most unlikely, but today the wheel has turned full circle.’
    • ‘Now the wheel has come full circle, and those who smuggled food into the camp are also honoured in the exhibition hall.’
    • ‘The wheel of fashion turned full circle, with designers convincing audiences to swoon over collections they would have balked at last year.’
    • ‘But the wheel has turned full circle, and the actor is once again a big deal.’
    • ‘Now the wheel has turned full circle and films set in Scotland are more likely to embrace urban realism.’