merry go round

merry-go-round

[mer-ee-goh-round]
noun
1.
Also called carousel, carrousel. (in amusement parks, carnivals, etc.) a revolving, circular platform with wooden horses or other animals, benches, etc., on which people may sit or ride, usually to the accompaniment of mechanical or recorded music.
2.
a rapid whirl or a busy round, as of social life or business affairs.

Origin:
1720–30

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merry-go-round
 
n
1.  another name for roundabout
2.  a whirl of activity or events: the merry-go-round of the fashion world

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