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. There's some fellows I know, standin' up there on the next corner, an' I don't want to knock THEIR blocks off."
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.
15, Clearbrook will be hosting its annual food tasting event, Around the Block. Formerly known as Around the World, the refreshed approach will offer attendees the chance to sample treats from restaurants in downtown Arlington Heights for $35 per individual.
The card ratings in the game will also be reflecting players' on-court performances in China around the block. Fans can access the game by searching for the FIBA Basketball World Cup Card Battle game in Facebook and Facebook Messenger.
KEEN record collectors queued right around the block in the Northern Quarter as they waited to get their hands on the latest Record Store Day releases.
"This is a brilliant way to raise money for a great cause as well as getting out into the fresh air and doing a bit of healthy exercise," said Meningitis Now community fundraiser Jo Wilson, who suggested supporters could get involved by taking their dog for a daily trot around the block, or even organising workplace lunchtime hikes.
"Further searches were also conducted in and around the block of flats and the area has now been deemed safe.
Further searches were also conducted in and around the block of flats in Craven Park and the area has now been deemed safe.
Hundreds of men and women left Google's offices in New York City and silently walked around the block for roughly 10 minutes earlier today, with some holding sheets of paper with messages such as "Respect for women," the report notes.
I am big enough, old enough and been around the block enough to know that is the cut-off time.
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IT is the night when the lights went out It came as quite a shock Houses appeared in darkness all around the block There was no telly to watch, no radio How long it will last I really don't know A neighbour came knocking on my door I think it may last for an hour or more, I got to thinking this is an opportunity To sit down and write some poetry I thought about the moon For night is approaching very soon I tried hard, my head was in a spin I just couldn't think of a thing Perhaps I should get this idea out of my head After all it's nearly time for bed I must get an idea before too long Then all of a sudden the lights came back on.
Singles | Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around the Block | Clean Cut Kid - Vitamin C | Coldplay - Yellow, Fix You | The Coral - Miss Fortune | Echo and the Bunnymen - Think I Need it Too | Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly | Justin Bieber (feat.
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.