come around

Idioms & Phrases

come around

Also, come round.

  1. Make a circuit; also, arrive casually or visit. For example, The milkman comes around every day at this time, or You should come round more often. [Early 1800s] Also see come by, def.

  2. Change in a favorable way, as in I was sure you would come around and see it my way. [Early 1800s]

  3. Recover consciousness, be restored to a normal condition, as in The smelling salts quickly made her come round. [Mid-1800s]

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