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around the horn

A difficult or precarious route that is less advisable than a simpler alternative; also, in baseball, throwing the ball from third base to second to first

The construction detour downtown was forcing commuters to go around the horn to get to the stadium.

Submitted by JokerGem on March 04, 2023

Additional definitions for 'around the horn':

around the HornVia shipboard communications, formerly metal tubes with earhorn-like ends.
around the HornFollowing the extremely hazardous naval route around Cape Horn, the southernmost point in South America.
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