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English definition of “float around/about”

float around/about

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