||awful, cotton-picking, darn, friggin
||I can't find the ruddy light switch! Ouch! Here it is. Now we can see.
|ruffle your feathers
||annoy you, bother you, get your dander up
||Don't let that insult ruffle your feathers. Don't let it upset you.
||dress warmly, bundle up
||Rug up, my dear. It's winter in Winnipeg!
|rule of thumb
||general rule, guideline
||The rule of thumb for a resume is Don't exceed two pages.
||not allow, not permit, put the kibosh on
||"How about the right to strike?"
"That's been ruled out. They're passing a law against strikes."
|rumor has it
||people say that, through the grapevine
||Rumor has it you're moving to Tuktoyaktuk. Is that true?
|run a red light
||go through an intersection when the light is red
||The driver of the stolen car ran a red light and hit a truck.
|run a tab
||charge your purchases, put it on the bill
||You can run a tab for groceries at my store if you pay every month.
|run a tub
||turn on the tap and fill the bathtub with water
||When you're finished your bath, will you run a tub for me?
||discover, happen to see, run into
||While I was in Vancouver, I ran across an old friend of yours.