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Idioms and Phrases with around the corner

around the corner


On the other side of a street corner, as in The doctor's office is around the corner from our house. [First half of 1800s]

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Nearby, a short distance away, as in The nearest grocery store is just around the corner. [Early 1800s]

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Very soon, imminent, as in You never know what stroke of luck lies just around the corner. [First half of 1900s]

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  • The Log Cabin game is a thing of "kilters," skip-straights, around-the-corner straights, and other complications.

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