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go full circle

To return to the original position, situation, or attitude where things began, especially after a long or circuitous series of changes. After dreaming of a career in politics as a young child, and then spending her college years as a staunch dissident of the government, Carrie has gone full circle and now serves as her state's representative in Congress. At the novel's end, the character's journey goes full circle to the childhood home where everything started to go wrong.
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LAST ONE Things have gone full circle for the grumpy doc (Martin Clunes) this series because Louisa (Caroline Catz, also above) is leaving for Spain again.
FRASER BROWN admits his career has gone full circle since he last sat down to watch a Rugby World Cup.
In this way the building's story has gone full circle.
However, the emphasis now seems to have gone full circle and we have returned to a post war emphasis on saving and paying down debt.
Speaking about the programme, Nuhaila al Suleimani, education coordinator at ESO, said, "The 'Let's Plant One' campaign has gone full circle and is ending off in the same place it started off by involving and educating the youth of Oman.
But opinions have gone full circle and many people feel it is a very sad day that it is going.
Mr Bromwich has gone full circle, starting as a legal officer in the Office of the CDPP many years ago, he worked his way up through the ranks to In-house Counsel before going to the Private Bar and he now returns as its Director.
can exclusively reveal things have gone full circle.
Amby has probably gone full circle now with his batting and the way he is behind the stumps and he is back to where he was the year before I took over, when he got his England callup.
Trefor Davies' use of emotive terms about Welsh children being punished for speaking Welsh in the distant past helps no one as the history has gone full circle and currently as in "now" in the Welsh-speaking heartlands (Gwynedd, Ceredigion and Anglesey) children are being punished for speaking English, bribed not to use English in the playgrounds and so on.
Things have gone full circle - Europe now has the better stallions and that has been proved by increased activity by Americans at our key sales.
I have always believed in training and professional standards and I have developed Kemtile's CPD presentation on resin flooring, which is very interesting as my career has gone full circle as I am now developing new business which is where I started all those years ago.
EX-SOLDIER John Taylor has gone full circle after leaving the army.
His first job on leaving school at 15 was at Tudor Crystal in Stourbridge and he has gone full circle by establishing a glass-making business in his garage.
THE supply chain of out-of-town offices may have gone full circle over the last three decades on Wearside and Teesside.