full circle


Definition of full circle

: through a series of developments that lead back to the original source, position, or situation or to a complete reversal of the original position usually used in the phrase come full circle

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Montgomery’s commitment isn’t just a one-shot for coastal region but rather an accumulation of talent coming full circle. Evan Dudley, al.com, "How UAB’s connection to Spanish Fort helps recruiting," 19 June 2019 In ways, Shinjro’s no-longer-modest venture has come full circle, from importing Western goods and trends to nearly being sucked dry by Western demand, continuously finding ways to keep everyone’s glass half full. Hannah Lott-schwartz, Fortune, "Inside Japan’s Oldest Whisky Distillery," 16 June 2019 The halo board is a video screen at the top of the stadium that wraps around in a full circle. Kalyn Kahler, SI.com, "In Praise Of ... Football Hype Videos," 14 June 2019 Hargrove is a crucial figure who came full circle, Ferrer said, from a boy determined to become a killer whale trainer to outspoken activist. Hal Boedeker, orlandosentinel.com, "SeaWorld: Orlando death spurred ‘Whisteblower’ activist," 6 June 2019 Oversized Hoops Make a strong statement with big, bold hoops, either in a long oval shape or a more full circle. Will Kahn And Craig Montague, Town & Country, "The Best Gold Hoops for Any Occasion," 3 Apr. 2019 On Monday in London, Murray had a hip resurfacing procedure that shaves the bone and covers it, in a full circle, with cobalt chromium metal. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "Tennis Star Andy Murray Undergoes Hip Resurfacing Surgery," 29 Jan. 2019 Now, his next could fill the void left by Golden State’s terrible misfortune, an opportunity come full circle. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "After Year of Turmoil, Lakers Look Ready to Contend," 15 June 2019 Tamucci said Brookwood’s program has come full circle. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al.com, "‘Amazing, life changing’; Cord blood donation program at Brookwood yields 4 life-saving transplants," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of full circle

1878, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of full circle

: through a series of changes that lead back to an original position or situation or to an opposite position or situation

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