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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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Nature told me to, and it's love that makes the world go round.
As they say, money makes the world go round for Shinners who might abhor the Union flag but don't object to the Queen on the notes when they draw down their big salaries from British taxpayers.
It features some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Money Makes The World Go Round, Two Ladies and Cabaret.
Oil makes the world go round (and the atmosphere hot), yet its geopolitical entanglements, and its dependency on the speculative futures markets' gyrations, make room for plenty of surprises.
If we are to understand what makes the world go round, especially when that world does not go round the way we want it, we have a choice of whether we will keep on objecting about it until our faces turn blue and our stomachs turn acidic, or understand why things are happening the way they are and then try to change them more toward our liking.
Good style makes the world go round (well, our world anyway) and all the gear and no idea is so last year
Like it or not the internet makes the world go round these days.
In summary, while it is true that love makes the world go round, it is also true that just as a merry-go-round can break down, so can a marriage.
Banking is one of the most complicated activities human beings have evolved: the intricacies of banking systems are countless and spread to every human endeavour because while money makes the world go round, it, nevertheless, needs banks to go round the world.
It features show-stopping choreography and great songs like Money Makes The World Go Round and Maybe This Time.
Laughter makes the world go round and, at the Regency last week, the world was spinning off its axis thanks to three supremely funny comedians.
Last Tango in Halifax (BBC One, BBC One Wales, Tuesday, 9pm)ma| Love may be the greatest thing, something that conquers all, and the feeling that makes the world go round, but it's not always the smoothest-running event either.
30am tomorrow Time difference Shanghai is seven hours ahead of the UK and Ireland Last week - Perth International 1 B Van Pelt (7-1), 2 J Dufner (6-1), 3 A Canizares (70-1), 4 M Hendry (125-1), T5 P Casey (33-1), S Jamieson (45-1), R Davies (100-1), E Grillo (125-1), D Howell (66-1) Course overview Money makes the world go round and those with big enough pockets can force their tournament on to the European Tour schedule.
Money makes the world go round, and for television stations during election season, political advertisements are a cash cow.
The superrich may imagine that their wealth makes the world go round, but history says otherwise.