been around

idi having had much worldly experience

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • been around — (the block) had experience. I know because I ve worked in lots of programs and I ve been around. He s a former cop who s been around the block and knows what it s all about …   New idioms dictionary

  • been around — phrasal : undergone many varied experiences : become worldly wise or sophisticated what most of them need is just a little advice from somebody who s been around W.L.Gresham * * * been around ◇ Something that has been around for a long time has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • been around — experienced, not naive, wasn t born yesterday    Margo s been around; she can work with the convicts …   English idioms

  • been around — phrasal gone through many varied experiences ; become worldly wise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • been around the block — been around (the block) had experience. I know because I ve worked in lots of programs and I ve been around. He s a former cop who s been around the block and knows what it s all about …   New idioms dictionary

  • been around the block a few times — Someone who says they ve been around the block a few times is indicating that they have life experience relating to the topic at hand. It is not necessary to discuss the introductory aspects of the topic or give beginner level advice …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • been around (the block) — v. experienced (often sexually). She s been around the block and knows what she s doing in bed …   English slang

  • been around (the block) — phr. sexually experienced. □ He’s just a kid. He hasn’t been around the block yet …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • been around the block — has great experience in a particular matter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • have been around — {v. phr.}, {informal} Have been to many places and done many things; know people; have experience and be able to take care of yourself. * /Uncle Willie is an old sailor and has really been around./ * /Betty likes to go out with Jerry, because he… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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