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go full circle

To return to the original position, situation, or attitude where things began, especially after a long or circuitous series of changes. After dreaming of a career in politics as a young child, and then spending her college years as a staunch dissident of the government, Carrie has gone full circle and now serves as her state's representative in Congress. At the novel's end, the character's journey goes full circle to the childhood home where everything started to go wrong.
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But things went full circle last week when the Cardiff University graduate, now 24, took part in National Science and Engineering Week as a volunteer tutor.
I feel like I went full circle with the whole Facebook experience," says Jon, who began using the social networking site to promote the availability of Dickie Goodman records on iTunes.
I started telling them a bit about how I went full circle from being a member of the youth theatre as a little boy to making props for the shows and then turning a hobby into a living," he said.
The Hamilton forward went full circle when he rejoined his first club in January after a career which makes Michael Palin appear like a home bird.
CHRIS LATHAM'S international season went full circle today when he was re-instated to the Australia side for this weekend's Tri-Nations Test against South Africa.
The 66-year-old Frenchman went full circle with developing countries, starting with the Latin debt crisis through the emerging markets boom and finally back to crisis with currency collapses in Asia, Russia and Latin America.
Speculation about the reshuffle went full circle at the weekend, from suggestions that former Coventry schoolgirl Ms Mowlam and Mr Dobson would lose their jobs, to reports that they would both hold on.
1 draft pick Steve Chilcott, went full circle in 1997 when he returned to his roots to serve as pitching coach for the JetHawks.