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Around a curve or corner on a road or pathway, as in Peter's house is just around the bend. Also see around the corner, def. 1.

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Also, round the bend. Crazy, insane, as in Throwing out that perfectly good steak? Have you gone round the bend? [Colloquial; early 1900s]

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