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British pronunciation/ɐɹˈaʊnd ðə kˈɔːnə/
American pronunciation/ɐɹˈaʊnd ðə kˈɔːɹnɚ/
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used to refer to something that is very close to a particular person, place, or thing

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around the corner definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "around the corner" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "around the corner" can be traced back to the concept of turning a corner while navigating through streets or pathways. In literal terms, when one turns a corner, they immediately encounter what lies ahead. Figuratively, this concept evolved to represent something that is physically close.

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used for saying that something will happen in a very near future

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What is the origin of the idiom "around the corner" and when to use it?

The idiom "around the corner" likely originated from the literal idea of turning a corner or approaching a bend in a road. The expression has been in use since at least the early 20th century and has become ingrained in the English language as a widely understood idiom. It is commonly used in conversations, written texts, and everyday speech to create a sense of anticipation or expectation.

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The child is peeking around the corner to catch a glimpse of the birthday party preparations.
He peeked around the corner to make sure the coast was clear before sneaking into the forbidden room.
Last week, we were on the verge of bankruptcy, but a major investor came in just when it seemed like failure was around the corner.
Next month, a new opportunity is around the corner, and I'm eager to see what it brings.
Our favorite café is just around the corner, perfect for grabbing a quick cup of coffee.
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