around the block

around the block

Having experience, either in a particular area or in one's life overall. Yes, the new hire is young, but she's been around the block. She was managing a whole department at a prominent PR firm before she came here. Your aunt might seem boring these days, but she's been around—she went to Woodstock as a teenager!
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around the block

Very experienced. The phrase can be used in two ways. In its nonpejorative sense, you might say, “After all her residencies and years at the hospital, she's been around the block in emergency medicine.” On the other hand, to say of a woman that she's been around the block more than a few times suggests that she's of what used to be called “easy virtue.”
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References in classic literature ?
But, just the same, let's turn off an' go around the block.
She thought of Madame Ratignolle, but knew that her fair friend did not leave the house, except to take a languid walk around the block with her husband after nightfall.
To satisfy my curiosity I went around the block, and, sure enough, as I approached, at a good round speed, he got up and lounged lazily across my path, fouling my course exactly at the right moment to receive all my weight.
In the afternoons, I pushed the stroller around the block and around the block again, taking note of the finely painted Victorian homes, each so lull of wood, waiting to be undone by one errant spark from a frayed electrical wire.
Everyone has a fast-paced lifestyle and a quick walk around the block is easier than a longer walk a dog often needs.
But Around the Block just couldn't secure a traditional theatrical release.
Organizers say the event will be bigger than last year, which was the show's first time around the block and proved to be popular.
Hopefuls queued around the block in Cardiff for auditions for the 11th series of the X Factor Be nice one year for a Welsh singer to win.
There'll be queues around the block, and inside trying to use those computer job search banks will be impossible as there are not enough of them.
No sweat: After-work golf with a client, an early-morning tennis game with your business partner, or even just a lunch-time walk around the block counts toward your daily dose of nature.
The dealer and my boss had enough confidence in me that they let me take it by myself around the block.
While the ten-year-old may not fit any of the statistics in that he has been around the block a bit and no horse with a double figure age has won since Clear Cut in 1975, Cooper feels there is still plenty of life in him yet.
You would have to queue around the block for hours and when you got inside the body heat was over-powering - no air con in those days - but it was well worth it.
Parking bays on Linthorpe Road stand idle because drivers just have to go around the block and park in front of someone's house for as long as they want, for free.
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