I'm looking about me for a good opportunity.

Jardino

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Korean
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'Oh, I haven't started the work of insuring ships yet. I'm working in a counting-house just now. They don't pay me much, but I'm looking about me for a good opportunity. Then I'll make my fortune!'
Source: Great Expectation retold by Clare West

I will tell you what I understood. Can you tell me my guessing is true or not?
'I'm looking for a good opportunity, which would be around me.'
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It’s a dated usage. The modern equivalent would be something like “I’m looking around [for job opportunities]”.
     
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