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make (or go) the rounds

Definition of make or go the rounds in English:

(Of a story or joke) be passed on from person to person.
Example sentences
  • A story went the rounds of one agent who went to a café and asked for a café noir - this was a mistake, because a café noir was the only kind available, milk being rationed, and his ‘cover’ was blown.
  • I'd like to know because it was certainly a story that went the rounds among schoolboys in my day.
  • There was a story going the rounds about one of the European shift bosses who was invited to the Lewises for lunch, to sample one of Jane's home made Cornish pasties.
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