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Difference between Get around something and Get around to something

get around something—(also: get round something ) circumvent or evade rules, regulations, etc. (without committing a legal offence):

  • In order to get around this legal point the refugees are said to be “housed” there rather than “detained.”

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase get one’s head around something—(coll.) understand or come to terms with smth.:

  • I’ve got my head around the fact that I’m going to miss a number of games. It was difficult at the start when I first picked up the injury.

get around to something —(also: get round to something ) find time for smth.; deal with smth. (when more important matters have been dealt with):

  • Don’t leave it to chance or think you will get around to it later when you have more time.