been around the block a few times

Been around the block a few times
Someone who says they've been around the block a few times is indicating that they have life experience relating to the topic at hand. It is not necessary to discuss the introductory aspects of the topic or give beginner level advice.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • have been around the block (a couple of few times) — have been around the block (a couple of/​a few times) informal phrase to have a lot of experience of something, especially when this means that it is difficult to trick or surprise you When you’ve been around the block as many times as I have,… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • block — block1 [ blak ] noun count *** ▸ 1 piece of wood/stone etc. ▸ 2 distance along street ▸ 3 amount/quantity of something ▸ 4 period of time ▸ 5 (large) building ▸ 6 at start of race ▸ 7 something that stops movement ▸ 8 something that stops action… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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