come\ full\ circle

v. phr. informal
1. To become totally opposed to one's own earlier conviction on a given subject.

Today's conservative businessperson has come full circle from former radical student days.

2. To change and develop, only to end up where one started.

From modern permissiveness, ideas about child raising have come full circle to the views of our grandparents.


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  • come full circle — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To become totally opposed to one s own earlier conviction on a given subject. * /Today s conservative businessperson has come full circle from former radical student days./ 2. To change and develop, only to end up where… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come full circle — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To become totally opposed to one s own earlier conviction on a given subject. * /Today s conservative businessperson has come full circle from former radical student days./ 2. To change and develop, only to end up where… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come full circle — come/go/turn full circle if something or someone has come full circle after changing a lot, they are now the same as they were at the beginning. My career has come full circle and I am back at the school where I started out as a teacher thirty… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come full circle — to return to the same situation or attitude you originally had. I left publishing, tried teaching, and now I ve come full circle back to publishing. Usage notes: also used in the form bring something full circle: The film starts in the present,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come full circle — arrive at the place where you began    Let s ask the teacher, okay? If we do that, we ll have come full circle. Remember? …   English idioms

  • come full circle — completely opposite from one s starting point They have come full circle since the new president started at the university …   Idioms and examples

  • come full circle — ► come (or turn) full circle return to a previous position or situation. Main Entry: ↑circle …   English terms dictionary

  • come full circle — verb a) To make a complete change or reform. b) To complete a cycle of transition, returning to where one started after gaining experience or exploring other things. See Also: full circle …   Wiktionary

  • come full circle — return to the starting point, end up where one started …   English contemporary dictionary

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