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roll around

1. To roll back and forth or aimlessly in an area. I kept waking up to the sound of the trash can rolling around in the driveway last night.
2. To ponder or consider something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "roll" and "around." Let me roll that around for a while. I'll get back to you with a decision in a few days. Roll around all the options before you make your choice.
3. To come to pass again at a recurring date or time of year. I always start feeling anxious whenever tax season rolls around again. I tend to keep to myself whenever Christmastime rolls around. I just don't like the holidays very much.
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roll around

to move about, rotating, turning over, turning, or moving on wheels. The baby rolled around on the floor, giggling and cooing. The toy truck won't roll around anymore.
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roll around

Return or recur, as in When income tax time rolls around, Peggy is too busy to play tennis. [Late 1600s]
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roll around

v.
To come to pass. Used of times, seasons, or scheduled events: When the holidays roll around, I'll go visit my family. When June rolls around, I'll go swimming in the lake.
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