the wheel has turned full circle

the wheel has turned (or come) full circle

the situation has returned to what it was in the past, as if completing a cycle.
This phrase comes from Shakespeare 's King Lear: ‘The wheel is come full circle’. The wheel referred to is that which the goddess Fortune was said to turn as a symbol of random luck or change.
See also: circle, full, turn, wheel

the ˌwheel has come/turned full ˈcircle

(saying) something that changed greatly has now returned to its original state or position: How long does it take for the wheel of fashion to come full circle?
See also: circle, come, full, turn, wheel