around the block

around the block
pp Mature, experienced. Mavis has been around the block a few times too many! 1960s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • been around the block — been around (the block) had experience. I know because I ve worked in lots of programs and I ve been around. He s a former cop who s been around the block and knows what it s all about …   New idioms dictionary

  • been around the block a few times — Someone who says they ve been around the block a few times is indicating that they have life experience relating to the topic at hand. It is not necessary to discuss the introductory aspects of the topic or give beginner level advice …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • have been around the block (a couple a few times) — have been around the block (a couple of/​a few times) informal phrase to have a lot of experience of something, especially when this means that it is difficult to trick or surprise you When you’ve been around the block as many times as I have,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have been around the block (a couple of few times) — have been around the block (a couple of/​a few times) informal phrase to have a lot of experience of something, especially when this means that it is difficult to trick or surprise you When you’ve been around the block as many times as I have,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Let's Take a Walk Around the Block — is a popular song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ira Gershwin and E.Y. Harburg.It was introduced in the musical , which opened August 27, 1934 on Broadway.Notable recordings*Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen …   Wikipedia

  • been around (the block) — v. experienced (often sexually). She s been around the block and knows what she s doing in bed …   English slang

  • been around (the block) — phr. sexually experienced. □ He’s just a kid. He hasn’t been around the block yet …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • have been around the block — (a few times) informal (of a person) have a lot of experience …   Useful english dictionary

  • have been around the block (a few times) — have been around the ˈblock (a few times) idiom (informal) to have a lot of experience Main entry: ↑blockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Block (Sydney) — The Block is a colloquial but universally applied name given to a block of housing in Sydney, Australia, purchased over a period of 30 years by the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) for use as a project in Aboriginal managed housing. The Block is… …   Wikipedia

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