Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

come around

come around
Meaning(s)
1) change somebody's position or opinion on something
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    • come around to somebody's way of thinking
  • Analysis

    To come around is a phrasal verb with a number of meanings. To come around can mean to change your opinion or point of view on something. To come around can also mean to become conscious again after being knocked out, fainting or a surgery. If someone comes around to your home, it means they visited you. If an event or date comes round it means that the time has arrived for a regular or predictable event.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I know Chris is still pretty upset about what happened at the moment, but don't worry - he'll come around eventually.
    2. I can't believe that the holidays are coming round again it doesn't feel like a year since the last one.
    3. When Debbie came round after her accident, she was very disorientated and couldn't remember what happened.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. By sitting down with them and explaining my vision for the business, I hoped the staff would come around to my way of thinking.
    2. My manager came around to my idea eventually, but she took a lot of persuading.
  • Further Suggestions
2) visit someone
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    • come around for a chat
  • Analysis

    If someone comes around to your home, it means they visited you.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. If you're ever in my neck of the woods, feel free to come around for a cup of coffee and a chat.
    2. After the way he behaved last time, Adam will not be coming around here ever again!
    3. Mary came around the house this morning to drop off the book she borrowed.
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