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around and around

1. Literally, in a circle. I've been walking around and around the parking lot, and I still can't find my car. Look at the ballerina twirling around and around!
2. In a circuitous, indirect fashion, without an end or satisfactory result. We've gone around and around with the insurance company, and they still haven't paid our claim.
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round and round

Also, around and around. In circles, as in You've gone round and round with the same argument and we still have no solution. This idiom transfers moving in a circle to mental or verbal activities. [Second half of 1800s]
See also: and, round