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do the rounds

To visit or engage with many or all of certain group of things of people, often as part of a routine. We did the rounds and hit every shop in town while Christmas shopping. We're doing the rounds and calling all of our alumni for donations.
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do the rounds


go the rounds

COMMON If a story, idea, or joke does the rounds or goes the rounds, a lot of people hear it and tell it to other people. By the time the news has done the rounds of your family and friends the story will sound somewhat exaggerated. They are getting divorced, according to rumours I've heard going the rounds.
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do the ˈrounds (of something)

(British English) (also make the ˈrounds American English, British English )
1 go from place to place or from person to person: We did the rounds of the local cafes but he wasn’t in any of them.
2 be passed from person to person: News of her resignation soon made the rounds and it wasn’t long before another company offered her work.This virus seems to be doing the rounds at the moment.
See also: round
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A similar scam had done the rounds on social media earlier this year, following which the airline issued a warning that it will take legal action against parties spreading rumours.
"The landlord's said to have dropped dead on the premises years ago and the story has done the rounds about it being haunted by a Gooner," a Spurs fan told the Mole.
Taylor has also done the rounds with the likes of Bangor City, Rhyl and TNS, and is one short of 300 Welsh Premier appearances.
Kettlewell said: "He won a Flat race for me at Wolverhampton, but he'd done the rounds and was a disappointing horse.
The sickening suggestion has done the rounds and Devenney moved quickly to reassure fans ahead of their Ulster opener.