full circle

adverb
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of full circle

1878


FULL CIRCLE Defined for English Language Learners

full circle

adverb

Definition of full circle for English Language Learners

  • : 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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