pivot around (something)

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pivot around (something)

1. Literally, to rotate on and around some centered focal point. This car seat pivots around a fixed point, allowing you to get your baby or toddler in and out of the car with much less hassle. He pivoted around the heel of his left foot to do a roundhouse kick nearly 180 degrees behind him.
2. To depend on or revolve entirely around some key thing. The product's success is going to pivot around whether or not people feel comfortable linking their home appliances to the internet. Our entire marketing campaign pivots around this television ad, so we have to make sure it is written and cast perfectly.
3. To grow, develop, or spring from some focal point or idea. The entire film pivots around the income gap in our country and how it became so extreme.
See also: around, pivot
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Its story pivots around the character of the 15-year-old Sarah's (Connelly) attempt to get to the middle of a maze in order to save her younger brother from the Goblin King (Bowie).
The argument for restructuring the national air carrier and state-run steel mills and not privatising them pivots around the central theme of productive efficiency.
The documentary pivots around the pictures and recordings The Munawar Files' that Al Jazeera's investigative unit claims to have obtained.
The Grade Two pivots around Quiet Reflection, the dual Group One winner who should be a cut above if there is dig in the ground.
Her study pivots around three comparative examinations of dominant models of privacy protection--American, European, and Canadian--each of which employs specific vocabulary to express the concept of right to privacy and uses different regulatory techniques of approaching the given issue.
Hummingbird has a unigue and simple folding mechanism in which the trailing arm pivots around the crank.
"Bulanty" pivots around one particular man called Ahmet (played by Demirkubuz), a seemingly successful university professor, living with his wife and young son in the environs of ystanbul's upscale Cihangir neighborhood.
The experiences represented in Crooked Letter i pivots around a central theme—finding language to understand one's identity, and then discovering we were never the only ones.
Any aircraft moves about its CG, and if an airplane has a conventional tail (i.e., does not have a canard), the tail's downforce pivots around that CG just like all the other forces.
He said the Speedback is "beautiful to steer, controlled but flat-riding, neutral at all sensible speeds on the road, equipped with very powerful brakes, and it positions its driver perfectly so the car pivots around him".
The long poem that makes up Quivering Land pivots around two women: Clem(entine), a woman of the Wild West who is avenging the murder of her family, and Violet, a modern-day visual artist tackling issues of abuse, colonization and the environmental destruction of indigenous territory.
A compelling argument can be formulated for all of the protagonists but the race pivots around Hurricane Fly.
A compelling argument can be formulated for all of the protagonists, but the race pivots around Hurricane Fly.
It is a compelling argument that can be formulated for all of the protagonists, but the race pivots around Hurricane Fly.
The plot pivots around Billy's meeting of Sylvia, who was raised by deaf parents and has begun experiencing loss of her own hearing as an adult.