bring (something) full circle

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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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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.
Implementation of Rightsphere into the Cubist literature workflow processes will bring full circle the ability to easily access copyright permissions for obtained literature articles," said A.
Justin Murdock, son of David Murdock and Senior Vice President for Dole and Castle & Cooke, stated, "This project will bring full circle the synergies of education, job retraining, and employment; and with this, the creation of new business for the future.