What brings you around these parts?

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What brings you around these parts?

For what reason are you here? "Around" is sometimes shortened colloquially to "round," often spelled with an apostrophe to mark the missing "a." What brings you 'round these parts, Tom? I feel like I haven't seen you in years! A: "Well, what brings you around these parts today, Mr. Smith?" B: "I wanted to inquire about setting up a savings account for my son."
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