Talk:full circle

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RFD discussion: November 2013–May 2014[edit]

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full circle

I am nominating both noun senses as SOP (although I do not want to add the tags while it is WOTD). Both of the senses are nothing more than full + circle. --WikiTiki89 15:57, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Delete per nomination. I could expand on this but I don't think I need to. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:43, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep: There is a sense that is conveyed in the expression "come full circle" that justifies keeping at least #2, and probably #1 as well Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 21:29, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
    The sense in come/go/etc full circle is supposed to be reflected in the definitions given under the Adverb PoS section. Whether it really makes sense to have an Adverb section rather than just say nouns can function as spatial and temporal adverbs is not an RfD matter, but one for BP. It should be noted that circle is not shown as an adverb, probably accurately reflecting usage.
I have added {{&lit|full|circle}} to the Noun section. DCDuring TALK 22:51, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep, but I think this entry is missing a sense. A debate or discussion can come "full circle" when the participants end up going over points already discussed, even though no literal change of orientation is involved. Compare talking in circles. bd2412 T 14:37, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Kept, no consensus to delete. bd2412 T 16:37, 28 May 2014 (UTC)