be around

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be around

1. To be present at or come to a certain place, usually specified by a particular time. Sorry I can't make it out to see you today! Will you be around tomorrow? Thanks for taking care of my pets while I'm away! I'll be around to collect them on Monday.
2. To exist, be relevant, or have significance, usually specified by a particular period of time. Yes, I'm still around after all these years. Printed books are just something humanity won't forget; they'll be around forever.
3. To socialize with or have close physical proximity to somebody. I just feel safer when you're around. John is so pleasant to be around.
See also: around
References in classic literature ?
But it was around the Pope of the Fools that all the musical riches of the epoch were displayed in a magnificent discord.
He used to always whale me when he was sober and could get his hands on me; though I used to take to the woods most of the time when he was around.
I think when Imran [Khan] left, he was around 40 or 42.