merry-go-round merry-go-round

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose)
  2. (n) a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement

Usage(s):

  1. The merry-go-round is not just a simple piece of playground equipment.
  2. Galaxies in clusters were orbiting one another too fast; they should, by rights, be flying off into space like untethered children flung from a fast-twirling merry-go-round.
  3. When the guy on the merry-go-round was 50, it started to look pathological.

News

  1. Still more coaching changes and honoring local legends

    Notes as the local basketball coaching merry-go-round continues to spin (more on that in a second):
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Ledger Independent

  2. Merry-go-round of life needs Hoffman's Playland

    Merry-go-round of life needs Hoffman's Playland Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:16 am, Sunday, June 16, 2013 Colonie For people who love Hoffman's Playland, the news arrived like a punch in the stomach. The Route 9 amusement park, we learned a few days ago, could give way to yet ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  3. Why Andre Villas-Boas to PSG makes sense

    The latest name to join the Paris Saint-Germain coaching merry-go-round was Tottenham Hotspur ’s Andre Villas-Boas on Tuesday night according to reports in England from the Daily Mail . No sooner had the exclusive dropped then British and also Italian journalists, such as Dominic Fifield in the Guardian , started backing up the claims and now it appears that the side from the French capital have ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "What I don't want to do is get on this merry-go-round where we try to end this war and negotiate it down to a blank check," said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. "It's time to play hardball."
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Jim McGovern Source: FOXNews

  2. "We've been through this merry-go-round a couple times," Thompson said. "But like I said before - and he was the first one to admit it in our conversations toward the end of the year - that he knew that a decision needed to be made fast. Like...
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Ted Thompson Source: Forbes

  3. "It was like a merry-go-round for a while," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "They jumped out early and whacked us pretty good."
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Dusty Baker Source: USA Today

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