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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
There was no drunkenness, as drunkenness is ordinarily understood--no staggering and rolling around, no befuddlement of the senses.
But the huntsman had heard all they said; and as soon as they were gone, he climbed to the top of the mountain, and when he had sat there a short time a cloud came rolling around him, and caught him in a whirlwind and bore him along for some time, till it settled in a garden, and he fell quite gently to the ground amongst the greens and cabbages.
Rolling around and searching, I finally discovered a narrow crevice, into which I shoved the shell.
"However, my body was engulfed in flames and I had to save myself by rolling around in the sand.
Witnesses said two women could be seen rolling around on the ground throwing punches.
Paramedics and firefighters rushed to a house in a suburb of Hull this afternoon after reports of an 'explosion' that left the man rolling around on the floor begging for help.
The next he was rolling around on the floor whipping the kids up into near hysteria during a game of Sleeping Lions.
The cover's very effective so there''s minimal slipping and rolling around. It also doubles up as an exercise ball - a great way of fitting a quick work-out into your lunch-break.
The cover's very effective so there's minimal slipping and rolling around. It also doubles up as an exercise ball - a great way of fitting a quick work-out into your lunch-break.
Having to compete with Paulinho and Mousa Dembele for a starting spot has proven to be difficult for the Brazilian and with the 2014 World Cup in his home country rolling around he will be pushing for more regular appearances to prove himself to Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Cahill was still seething after the final whistle at the antics of Emerson, who spent much of the game in Yokohama rolling around on the floor trying to win the referee's sympathy.
The rover is expected to spend several years rolling around the Red Planet searching for signs of life.
Why no mention of Cheick Tiote play-acting, rolling around as if he had been shot when he was hit in the chest and not very hard at that?
To see Miodrag Dzudovic, rolling around in apparent agony made me sick to the stomach.
He has given a free-kick in our direction and was about to book Emnes and, if he wasn't rolling around on the floor like he was doing, he'd have been booked and we'd have had a free-kick.