English version

revolve around somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrevolve around somebody/something (also revolve round somebody/something British English) phrasal verb1 [not in progressive]ABOUT to have something as a main subject or purpose Jane’s life revolves around her children. The argument revolved around costs. She seems to think that the world revolves around her (=that she is the only important person).2 TURNto move in circles around something The Moon revolves around the Earth. revolve→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
revolve around I believe it revolved around Claudine Phan.Daily activities come to revolve around getting more drugs for the next dose.Her life revolves around her children, she said.Health education will have to revolve around the adoption of safer practices.Kurz had elaborate theories about art, all of which seemed to revolve around the beauty of the nude figure.There is nothing remarkable about the plot, which revolves around the classic love triangle.His whole sensibility revolves around the fact that he was born white and is now a cop.In my opinion, the books revolve around this central feeling of loss.the world revolves aroundYou see, for me the world revolves around food.Am I just so narrow that I believe the world revolves around Kip?
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Verb table
revolve
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrevolve
he, she, itrevolves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrevolved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave revolved
he, she, ithas revolved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad revolved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill revolve
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have revolved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam revolving
he, she, itis revolving
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you, we, theyare revolving
Past
I, he, she, itwas revolving
you, we, theywere revolving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been revolving
he, she, ithas been revolving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been revolving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be revolving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been revolving
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