5 Dec 2016

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What does "just around the block" and "on the corner" mean?

(Context: A girl is talking about how her father left her when she was eleven years old.)

Girl: So I got out and then he just drove away. And he'll tell you that it was just around the block. But he left me there. And I was just sitting there, by myself, on the corner, in the dark, for what felt like forever.

Can I assume that her father was pretending to leave her alone, and actually just turned a corner within the same block?
And the girl was sitting on a certain spot of a street?

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