Around the corner



On the other side of a street corner, as in The doctor’s office is around the corner from our house. [ First half of 1800s ]
Nearby, a short distance away, as in The nearest grocery store is just around the corner. [ Early 1800s ]
Very soon, imminent, as in You never know what stroke of luck lies just around the corner. [ First half of 1900s ]

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    to stir to action or strong response; excite: to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion. to stimulate sexually. to awaken; wake up: The footsteps aroused the dog. to awake or become aroused: At dawn the farmers began to arouse. Contemporary Examples A mosque is neither factory nor fortress: Why should it arouse either envy or […]

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