Here it goes: "He is the best teacher around." Does it mean that he is the best teacher in the world or the best in some area?

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The sentence

He is the best teacher around.


He is the best teacher available.

So it is in local context.


Around here is used with the connotation of:

in circulation, action, etc.; about:

  • He hasn't been around lately. The play has been around for years. When will she be up and around? (Dictionary.com)

The best teacher you can find.

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