Meaning of “float around” in the English Dictionary

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"float around" in British English

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float around

informal UK also float about
phrasal verb with float uk /fləʊt/ us /floʊt/ verb

(IDEA)

If an idea or story floats around, it is discussed or repeated by a lot of people:

(Definition of “float around” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)