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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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Electing businessmen in our district who have a different agenda is costing us money and I would hope that the voting constituents keep that in mind when the next election rolls around.
But after Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir confirmed he is a new investor in the once great Inter Milan, the club are now targeting a return to Champions League football themselves and are set to spend big when the next transfer window rolls around.
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Each take it in turns to wine and dine Elle over consecutive nights, with the one deemed victorious winning the chance to whisk her away on a romantic holiday for two - but they must cater for their rival suitors as well, who no doubt will be happy to throw a few spanners in the works until their own night rolls around.
Every time The Advocate's music issue rolls around it's a safe bet that classical music will be totally unrepresented [April 22].
The jury is still out on Medicare Part D, although I can well imagine providers holding their breath as a new enrollment season rolls around. And then there's the Bush administration's famous indifference to aging-related policy other than privatization of Social Security and some small (albeit promising) experiments with "money follows the person."
To be fair, the new government is still learning the ropes, and by the time the next budget rolls around the Minister for Northern Ontario may have gotten his mind around our region's issues.
By the time Pentecost rolls around, the new government will be in place.
It is four feet tall, rolls around on tractor treads, and has a zoom-lens camera that sticks up like a Cyclops eye.
"I had in mind this life where I would go wherever I wanted and do whatever I wanted." While she couldn't retire at 35, Brown is confident that she's on course "to retire quite comfortably by the time 65 rolls around."
Her photocopied 'zine I Am Here for You (2002) includes a vignette about a "furry eye sack" that rolls around a village--as well as between two and three dimensions--stealing people's eyes and stuffing them deep into its fur.
When winter rolls around, tourists flock to Florida's warm coastal waters.
rolls around and you're stuck at the office, you won't be pulling your hair out over missing your workout.