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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.
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With the liberalisation of domestic passenger traffic, the Commission will bring full circle a project launched more than a decade ago with the adoption, in 2001, of the first rail package, which liberalised international freight services from 2003 (domestic freight services followed in 2007 and international passenger services in 2010).
Penn and Novartis said they will build a first-of-its-kind Center for Advanced Cellular Therapies (CACT) on the Penn campus in Philadelphia--a venture that will bring full circle the 1960 discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome, the first description of a chromosome abnormality that caused cancer.
The changes that I have instituted bring full circle what was always my intent.