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Synonyms for merry-go-round

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  1. merry-go-roundnoun


  2. merry-go-roundnoun

    carousel; a pleasure ride consisting of a slowly revolving circular platform affixed with various types of seats, frequently horses or other animals, typically found at fairs and amusement parks


  3. merry-go-roundnoun

    a piece of playground equipment in the style of a merry-go-round


  4. merry-go-roundnoun

    A dead-end search; a bustle of activity that gets nowhere


Princeton's WordNet

  1. merry-go-roundnoun

    a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose)

    "if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over"

    roundabout, carousel, whirligig, carrousel

  2. carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligignoun

    a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement

    top, whirligig, luggage carrousel, carousel, spinning top, circle, carrousel, roundabout, rotary, luggage carousel, traffic circle, teetotum

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  1. List of paraphrases for "merry-go-round":

    carousel, armoury, ride

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  1. Alan Gottlieb:

    Defense Distributed appears caught in what appears to be a bureaucratic game of merry-go-round, the right to keep and bear arms includes the ability to acquire or create arms. The government is engaging in behavior that denies this company’s due process under the Fifth Amendment. We’re compelled to file this action because the bureaucracy is evidently playing games and it’s time for these agencies to behave.

  2. The Triumph:

    It started with my taking my two kids around to the zoos and parks, while they were on the merry-go-round riding 40 times or something, I'd be sitting there trying to figure out what you could do that would be more imaginative.

  3. Alishia May:

    Life, like a merry-go-round, may make you dizzy but you have to hold on even in the hardest of times

  4. Cometan:

    I have never felt the urge to do so as I feel defying the inevitable is a progressionless and disappointing merry-go-round of misery.

  5. Jeremy Goldwyn:

    There probably hasn't been this amount of change on the jobs front in the past five years, some of it is expansion, and some of it is a classic merry-go-round — when two or three people move they have to be replaced.

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