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make the world go round

To be of critical or integral importance to the ordinary operation of life or the world at large. (Sometimes used hyperbolically.) It's an unavoidable truth that money and commerce make the world go round. I tell you, coffee made the world go round when I was in grad school!
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We recommend taking your results with a pinch of salt, as we are aware that no one truly falls into any one category and a healthy mix of behaviours is what makes the world go around.
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Wasta,' unfortunately, makes the world go around in Oman.
When asked why she decided to go to Kickstarter with her video, Amy said, "I think music makes the world go around and I can't imagine a life without it
Romance is what makes the world go around and, when people hear romantic songs, they fall in love.
EToday it is not money, but data that makes the world go around, putting the datacentre at the forefront of financial organisations' efforts to remain commercially competitive, while complying with ever more complex regulatory requirement.
Ruth is brilliant at observing these eccentricities we all have - that's what makes the world go around in comedy," he said.
Money makes the world go around, or as it stand now it makes it dizzy, but for you personally it's all about looking at an offer with the eyes of a forensic scientist.
MONEY makes the world go around, but it can't buy you love or a flawless update of the Oscar-winning 1981 comedy starring Dudley Moore as the eponymous billionaire and Sir John Gielgud as his long-suffering, strait-laced butler.
Money makes the world go around but it can't buy you love or a flawless update of Moore's eponymous billionaire or Gielgud's long-suffering, strait-laced butler.
The cabaret-style seating was a success, with some speakers getting into the conference mood by singing Money Makes the World Go Around.
If money makes the world go around, you can make informed spending choices to save it.
The Ulster singer is currently fronting the West of Ireland based La Bamba and has just released a promotional single, Love Makes the World Go Around.
They are by far the most skilled and experienced fiber traders in the world, and they are renowned for their integrity and they are what makes the world go around here.