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round about

1. Approximately; roughly. Primarily heard in UK. A: "How long will it take to get there?" B: "Round about 3 hours, I expect." It'll be round about £200 to repair the phone.
2. In the vicinity of. Primarily heard in UK. The shop is on the outskirts of town, roundabout the old post office.
See also: round

ˌround aˈbout

(especially British English) (American English usually aˌround aˈbout)
1 in the area near a place: in Oxford and the villages round about
2 approximately: We’re leaving around about ten.A new roof will cost round about £3 000.
See also: round