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good around

Fool or play around, engage in horseplay, as in The boys were goofing around in the schoolyard. [ ; 1920s ]
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  • One day, however, a great melancholy seized upon him, and all the good around suddenly appeared to vanish.

  • In exchange he took for himself enough to enable him to lead the life of a gentleman and to do good around him.

  • I'll admit that things you say do do a lot of good around this town.

    Gadsby Ernest Vincent Wright
  • "If the claims are good around here, it won't be long before they are taken up," said Foster Portney.

    To Alaska for Gold Edward Stratemeyer
  • With every good around her, and with God's prohibition unforgotten, she chooses disobedience, and drags Adam after her.

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