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English definition of “float around/about”

float around/about

(OBJECT) informal phrasal verb with float     /fləʊt/ US  /floʊt/ verb
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
(Definition of float around/about (OBJECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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