around/round the corner
- Not far away, next to, near to and not far away: local, close, nearly...
- Coming very soon, soon and as soon as possible: soon, shortly, just...
If you say that something is around the corner, you mean that it is very near, close, going to happen soon.
In British English, you can also say that something is round the corner.
One of the differences between American and British English is the usage of the words round and around. Americans use around in contexts in which most British speakers prefer round.
According to a note in the British English section of Oxford Dictionaries, there is a general preference among British speakers to use round for: Definite, specific movement, and around in contexts that are less definite.
She turned round.
A bus came round the corner.
She wandered around for ages.
Around is often used with verbs of movement, such as walk and drive, also in phrasal verbs such as get around and hand around.
There's a great restaurant just round the corner.
Turn the corner
It is used as an Idiom and has the meaning:
- to improve after going through something difficult
- to pass a critical point in a process
- if something or someone turns the corner, their situation starts to improve after a difficult period
- begin to recover
- to get safely past the critical point
Around the corner is used with American English
Round the corner is used with British English
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