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

go (all) round the houses

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to waste time doing or asking something in a very complicated wayDigressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much Grammar:House or home?We use the noun house to refer to a building:
(Definition of go (all) round the houses from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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