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Definition of "float around" - British English Dictionary

float around

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

(OBJECT)

You say that an object is floating around when you think it is not far away but you cannot see exactly where: I can't find my purse, but it must be floating around here somewhere.

(IDEA)

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