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merry-go-round

[mer-ee-goh-round] /ˈmɛr i goʊˌraʊnd/
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
1720-1730
1720-30
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British Dictionary definitions for merry go round

merry-go-round

noun
1.
another name for roundabout (sense 1)
2.
a whirl of activity or events the merry-go-round of the fashion world
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