When we are in a rush or a hurry and haven’t a lot of time we usually do things quickly.
Example: My Mother was coming to stay and the house was such a mess. I flew around the house in an hour hoovering and cleaning every room as I know she would notice anything dirty!
This is very informal and is often used when we casually suggest that someone might like to visit us or when we suggest we might
call in on
(visit) someone else.
Example: I met my friend Sue in the supermarket yesterday. We know each other a long time. I suggested that she’d drop around to my place some morning for a coffee and a chat (informal conversation).
to become better, something changes so it becomes successful and/or profitable
Example: Our team has the opportunity to turn around last year’s disappointing fifth place.
to spend time somewhere, usually without any particular purpose
Example: They hang around the house all day playing computer games.
This is a very informal way of avoiding some issue that either you do not want to talk about or that might offend or embarrass the person to whom you are talking.
Example: Jack, my friend from college recently separated from his long time girlfriend. I met him in the park. He asked me what I was doing the next day. The next day happened to be Valentine’s day so I managed somehow to skirt around (avoid) telling him that I was going to take my girlfriend for a romantic meal!!