around the block

around the block

Very experienced. The phrase can be used in two ways. In its nonpejorative sense, you might say, “After all her residencies and years at the hospital, she's been around the block in emergency medicine.” On the other hand, to say of a woman that she's been around the block more than a few times suggests that she's of what used to be called “easy virtue.”
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She thought of Madame Ratignolle, but knew that her fair friend did not leave the house, except to take a languid walk around the block with her husband after nightfall.
To satisfy my curiosity I went around the block, and, sure enough, as I approached, at a good round speed, he got up and lounged lazily across my path, fouling my course exactly at the right moment to receive all my weight.
LAS VEGAS -- Around the block and around the world, the retail real estate industry is breaking new ground.
FUNDRAISERS are planning a walk around the block to raise awareness of a charity that works around the clock.
The children's literature distributor will be running in her first marathon, fulfilling a lifelong goal that started months ago when took a simple walk around the block.
George has been around the block so he makes a great producer,'' says Macy.
MSN Messenger 6 lets everyone create their own digital personality and play in a virtual playground with friends from around the block or around the world," said Tania Jimenez, Programming Manager, YupiMSN.
There were stands on every corner offering water, shoe vendors were on the street offering free sneakers and every single hospital had lines around the block of people eager to donate blood.
When it comes to Web conferencing, we've been around the block once already and are a lot smarter as a result," said Jim Ritter, PowerPact's director of technology.
That's all to say that ``Minority Report'' has been around the block and yet arrives at a time when its themes and ideas have never been more topical.
Clients are centenarians and start-ups--they're around the block and around the world: the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet, the New England Aquarium, Raytheon, Goodwin Procter, Scudder Investments / Deutsche Bank, Harvard University, Yale University, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
He mentioned a cook trading food for liquor at a 7-Eleven store around the block, .
The smartest has been 6-0 outside hitter Brian Adams, who used his ability to tip and hit around the block to get 26 kills against Quartz Hill.
Clients are centenarians and start-ups--they're around the block and around the world: the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet, the New England Aquarium, Raytheon, Perceptive Informatics, Goodwin Procter, Scudder Investments / Deutsche Bank, Harvard University, Yale University, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
snaked around the block and through the building before coming to a stop just outside of the room the appraisers were in.