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Related to been around: been around the block
have had many experiences in life. You don't need to warn me about anything! I've been around.
been around (the block)(slang)
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.
Been present or active; especially, gained experience or sophistication. For example, This book isn't new; it's been around for many years, or This strategy won't fool Bill; he's been around. [First half of 1900s] Also see get around.
Had many and varied experiences; been experienced in the ways of the world: a young executive who has been around.