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have (someone or something) around
To keep someone or something nearby or physically within one's reach. Your mother will need to have you around to help as she makes Thanksgiving dinner. I always have a glass of water around when I sleep, because I hate waking up thirsty.
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have someone around (for something)
to have someone come for a visit, tea, dinner, etc. We really should have the Wilsons around for an evening of bridge. Yes, let's have them around.
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