make the rounds

make the rounds

also do the rounds
1. to be passed from person to person The rumor making the rounds in Washington is that the ambassador will be leaving.
2. to go from place to place Tony and I made the rounds of the cheap bars in the city. Every new executive must do the rounds of all the departments in the company.
See also: make, round

make the rounds

1. Follow a given circuit, as in The watchman makes the rounds every hour, or The gossip soon made the rounds of the school. Versions of this expression, such as go the rounds, follow the rounds, march the rounds, date from about 1600.
2. make rounds. Visit each hospitalized patient who is under the care of a specific physician, as in The surgery residents make rounds with their chief every morning. [c. 1900]
See also: make, round
References in classic literature ?
Who told you that she would make the round of Africa and double the Cape of Good Hope, sir?
Life is more than just taking care of yourself,'' Nate said, getting ready to make the rounds with Rose.
Jose just wanted to tell me again that he loved me, and that he was going to try real hard to get well so he could see me again next Christmas,'' Claus said Tuesday, sitting in his office, preparing to make the rounds again this year.