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Repeatedly taking successive turns in the same order.


Everyone in this family will take round robin turns putting out the trash, everyone that is except me.


Round robin originated in the British nautical tradition. Sailors wishing to mutiny would sign their names in a circle so the leader could not be identified.

round part of the phrase is clear. The robin less so.

This may just be alliteration. Alliteration is two or more neighboring words in a phrase that start with the same letter and is constructed largely because it sounds good. It is a type of rhyme
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