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merry-go-round

noun [C] uk   /ˈmer.i.ɡəʊˌraʊnd/ us    /-ɡoʊ-/

merry-go-round noun [C] (FOR CHILDREN)

(UK also roundabout, US also carousel) a large machine at a fair that turns round and has wooden or plastic animals or vehicles on which children ride: The girls wanted the merry-go-round to go faster.

merry-go-round noun [C] (SEVERAL ACTIVITIES)

a series of similar activities, which can often seem boring: With his first book came the endless merry-go-round of publicity and interviews.
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