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English definition of “float around”

float around

informal (UK also float about)
verb uk phrasal verb with float   /fləʊt/ us    /floʊt/

(OBJECT)

You say that an object is floating around when you think it is not far away but you cannot see exactly where: I can't find my purse, but it must be floating around here somewhere.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen

(IDEA)

If an idea or story floats around, it is discussed or repeated by a lot of people: rumours floating aroundDebate and discussion
(Definition of float around from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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