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English definition of “go (all) round the houses”

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go (all) round the houses

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to waste time doing or asking something in a very complicated way
Translations of “go (all) round the houses”
in Chinese (Traditional) 繞圈子, 拐彎抹角地問…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绕圈子, 拐弯抹角地问…
(Definition of go (all) round the houses from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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