Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

this time around

this time around
Meaning(s)
1) used when referring to something that has happened before and might happen again
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    • I really hope things will be different this time around
  • Analysis
    'This time around' is another way of saying 'this time' or stressing a desire to do something different to what is usually done. You can use 'this time around' to stress that this time you would like to change something or take a new approach.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I know we all enjoy going for a pint after work, but this time around, why don't we grab a coffee instead? It would be good to try something different.
    2. We usually go abroad fr our holidays, but this time around we are visiting some cities in Ireland.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Even though she said no before, I think you should try asking your boss for a raise again. Maybe things will be different this time around.
    2. That marketing strategy has failed three times before, so what makes you think that it's going to work this time around?
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