The following idioms and expressions use the preposition ‘around’. Each idiom or expression has a definition and two example sentences to help understanding of these common idiomatic expressions with ‘around’. Once you have studied these expressions, test your knowledge with our quiz at the end of the blog.
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Around the bend – crazy
Tom’s going round the bend with all the new responsibilities.
She’s a little around the bend if you ask me!
Clown around – joke, play games and have fun
Stop clowning around and get to work!
Let’s take a break and clown around a bit.
Mess around with someone or something – treat poorly
I think Tony is messing around with you.
Stop messing around with that expensive vase.
Kick around – consider
Let’s kick around the new proposals.
Do you have any ideas we can kick around?
Stick around – stay
Could you stick around after the show so we can talk?
I think I’ll stick around here for a while.
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