have been around the block


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have been around the block

To have experience, either in a particular area or in one's life overall. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Yes, the new hire is young, but she's been around the block. She was managing a whole department at a prominent PR firm before she came here. Your aunt might seem boring these days, but she's been around the block—she went to Woodstock as a teenager!
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