go full circle

go full circle

To return to the original or very similar position, situation, or attitude at which 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 political dissident, Carrie has gone full circle and now serves as her state's representative in Congress. The novel goes full circle by the end, with the errant prince reclaiming his rightful place on the throne.
See also: circle, full, go
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come/go full ˈcircle

after a long period of changes, return to the position or situation in which something/you started: The wheel of fashion has come full circle. I was wearing shoes like that thirty years ago.
See also: circle, come, full, go
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full circle, come/go

The cycle is completed. This expression, probably originated by Shakespeare in King Lear (“The wheel is come full circle,” 5.3), has been used ever since to describe a situation in which events run their course and things end much as they began.
See also: come, full, go
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His career will go full circle on Saturday when he returns to face Rangers but admits he is surprised he is still with the Ayrshire outfit.
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She said: "I have seen teaching methods go full circle.
Having done several books that treat the pictures in a more precious way gave me the freedom to go full circle in the new book, to pursue a certain flow that's similar to that in the first one.