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full circle

noun
1.
to the original place, source, or state through a cycle of developments (usually used in the phrase come full circle).
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, for literal sense
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  • Remember that migration is the circle of life and not every creature makes the full circle.
  • Thus, things turn full circle, for the original microwave oven was based on the magnetron from a military radar.
  • For the time being, however, history has come full circle.
  • The question arises because in many ways, this story comes full circle.
  • Ours remained pretty much the same, or rather came full circle.

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