to move across something in ever growing circular movements,
If a person chooses to move across something in ever growing circular movements, they will eventually be able to get across,
Sometimes I come across stuff that makes me go spiraling..
The essence of moving across something is that one starts at one side and arrives at the other side. One crosses. There is no implication of any particular direction or angle.
One might use a supplementary word to make clear if a direction at right angles to the edge is to be implied, e.g. I saw my friend directly across the street from me.
timur wrote:timur, did I get you right it is a pun? You can understand this phrase in two ways: both literally and as a set expression. "To come across" means to meet with something by chance too, doesn't it? If you meant the latter then this play on words is really witty and droll.Sometimes I come across stuff that makes me go spiraling..