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Re: 'Going the rounds'?

Posted by James Briggs on December 24, 2002

In Reply to: 'Going the rounds'? posted by experiential on December 23, 2002

: I discovered this on this very site, in fact! There is, however no entry for it in the 'meanings' section of the site.

: I had always thought it was 'doing the rounds' or 'making the rounds', which sounds like an electioneering or milk-round related phrase, but 'going the rounds' sounds more lke something to do with boxing. Does anyone know which is correct, what is its origin and can it be added to the site?

: Merry Christmas everyone!

In hospital the doctors and their teams 'do the rounds'(of their patients). I've spent many a happy hour doing this. I guess that generally 'the rounds' are going to meet people at various venues, rather than surviving in the boxing ring.
And a Merry Christmas to you too.