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phrasal verb
  1. 1
    to do something that you normally do in your usual way

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of go about

  2. 3
    British same as go around (sense 1)
  3. 6
    British if a ship goes about, it turns and sails in the opposite direction

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of go about

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creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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