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Around about way


Indirect. The phrase suggests one has gone in a circular path rather than a direct path to reach a conclusion or a destination. If I were visiting a new area and had the time, I might not go directly to my destination, but drive around to see the sights.

“We drove here in an  around about way to see the area more completely.”

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