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go full circle

To return to the original position, situation, or attitude where 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 dissident of the government, Carrie has gone full circle and now serves as her state's representative in Congress. At the novel's end, the character's journey goes full circle to the childhood home where everything started to go wrong.
See also: circle, full

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
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It's kind of gone full circle - people now thinking 'they have a seriously good squad'.
And so many of the Real squad seem to have been labelled as unsung heroes - with Marcelo and Casemiro to the fore - that the whole thing has gone full circle and Real's real unsung hero is that lad Ronaldo up front.
Simon Hain, a director of ehB Commercial, said: "We've gone full circle really as it was us who found their current headquarters, Geberit House - which we are imminently about to bring to the market - and now their new one.
So it only seems fitting that a significant, darker part of their history has gone full circle and been made into a TV drama.
And so we have gone full circle, we've gone away from liberty and gone toward toleration, and with toleration comes persecution and heresy trials and we're back into the dark ages before liberty in the United States.
LAST ONE Things have gone full circle for the grumpy doc (Martin Clunes) this series because Louisa (Caroline Catz, also above) is leaving for Spain again.
FRASER BROWN admits his career has gone full circle since he last sat down to watch a Rugby World Cup.
However, the emphasis now seems to have gone full circle and we have returned to a post war emphasis on saving and paying down debt.
But opinions have gone full circle and many people feel it is a very sad day that it is going.
At least times have now gone full circle and the issue is taken exceptionally seriously by police, social workers, schools and all the other organisations involved with our young people.
Mr Bromwich has gone full circle, starting as a legal officer in the Office of the CDPP many years ago, he worked his way up through the ranks to In-house Counsel before going to the Private Bar and he now returns as its Director.
can exclusively reveal things have gone full circle.
Trefor Davies' use of emotive terms about Welsh children being punished for speaking Welsh in the distant past helps no one as the history has gone full circle and currently as in "now" in the Welsh-speaking heartlands (Gwynedd, Ceredigion and Anglesey) children are being punished for speaking English, bribed not to use English in the playgrounds and so on.
I have always believed in training and professional standards and I have developed Kemtile's CPD presentation on resin flooring, which is very interesting as my career has gone full circle as I am now developing new business which is where I started all those years ago.
EX-SOLDIER John Taylor has gone full circle after leaving the army.