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have been around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhave been aroundhave been around (also have been around the block a few times) informal a) to have had experience of many different situations so that you can deal with new situations confidently You could tell this guy had been around a bit by the knowing way he talked. b) to have had many sexual experiences – used humorously around
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have been aroundI've been around the block a few times, and I think I know when someone's trying to cheat me.When you've been around as long as I have you realize some things aren't worth getting upset about.Some have been around a long time, others are of more recent origins.Most of them have been around a lot longer.Demos have been around as long as computer games.The usual suspects are labor unions, which have been around for a century.Neural networks used for robotics and control applications have been around for a relatively long time.Armies are the main conventional weapon and have been around for over five millennia in various forms.Though I must have been around just at that time, I think.They have been around, practically unchanged, for at least 200 million years.
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