around the corner

Idioms & Phrases

around the corner

  1. On the other side of a street corner, as in The doctor's office is around the corner from our house. [First half of 1800s]

  2. Nearby, a short distance away, as in The nearest grocery store is just around the corner. [Early 1800s]

  3. Very soon, imminent, as in You never know what stroke of luck lies just around the corner. [First half of 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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