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Common English expression - Ask around

Phrasal verbs - A verb plus 1 more word that has a new meaning.

Phrasal verbs are very common in English. Let’s look at ask around today.

ask around - ask different people the same question 

“I asked around but no one saw Pete at work this morning.” =
I asked a few people if they had seen Pete, nobody saw him

A: “Do you know a good hamburger place around Shinjuku station?”
B: “I’m not sure, but many of my coworkers live near Shinjuku station so I’ll ask around the office and let you know.”
= I’ll ask some people at my work if they can recommend a good hamburger restaurant.

"That's a big hamburger!"

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