bring (something) full circle

bring (something) full circle

To return something, such as a situation, argument, attitude, or idea, to its original starting position, especially after a long or circuitous series of changes. Increasing dictatorial crackdowns are bringing the country full circle to where things stood before the civil war. At the novel's end, the character's journey is brought full circle to the childhood home where everything started to go wrong.
See also: bring, circle, full