been around

been around
phrasal
: undergone many varied experiences : become worldly-wise or sophisticated

what most of them need is just a little advice from somebody who's been around — W.L.Gresham

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been around
◇ Something that has been around for a long time has existed or been available for a long time.

I'm surprised you haven't read that book yet. It's been around [=been out] for ages!

A person who has been around has had a lot of different experiences and knows a lot about the world.

You're a man of the world: I can tell you've been around.

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Main Entry:around

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • been around (the block) — v. experienced (often sexually). She s been around the block and knows what she s doing in bed …   English slang

  • been around (the block) — phr. sexually experienced. □ He’s just a kid. He hasn’t been around the block yet …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • been around — phrasal gone through many varied experiences ; become worldly wise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • have been around — {v. phr.}, {informal} Have been to many places and done many things; know people; have experience and be able to take care of yourself. * /Uncle Willie is an old sailor and has really been around./ * /Betty likes to go out with Jerry, because he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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