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Related to been around: been around the block
been around (the block)
To have 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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have had many experiences in life. You don't need to warn me about anything! I've been around.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Been present or active; especially, gained experience or sophistication. For example, This book isn't new; it's been around for many years, or This strategy won't fool Bill; he's been around. [First half of 1900s] Also see get around.
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Had many and varied experiences; been experienced in the ways of the world: a young executive who has been around.
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