round and round adverb, preposition
- following a circuitous or circular course for a comparatively long time, esp vainly
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I have got a sort of up-and-down and round-and-round feeling.
L. T. Meade
Idioms and Phrases with round and round round and round
Also, around and around. In circles, as in You’ve gone round and round with the same argument and we still have no solution. This idiom transfers moving in a circle to mental or verbal activities. [Second half of 1800s]
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