||Doug had a run-in with the boss yesterday. They had an argument.
||protect from attack, come between the attacker and the victim
||We've been running interference for the President all week - people
calling and demanding to speak with him about lying
||bump, crash into
||My car slid on the ice and I ran into a mail box - knocked it down.
||meet by chance, bump into, run across
||Did you run into anyone you know? See any old friends?
|run it by me again
||tell me again, come again
||I didn't get the postal code. Would you run that by me again.
|run its course
||go until it stops, take its course
||We don't have a cure for a cold. It will just have to run its course.
|run of the mill
||average, common, off the shelf
||It was a run-of-the-mill novel, the story of a man who returns to the place he was born.
||make copies at a photocopier
||Please run off extra copies of her resume before the job interview.
|run off at the mouth
||talk a lot, talk when you should be quiet
||Why do you run off at the mouth and disturb this class?
||use all, not have enough, run short
||Dad, we've run out of coffee. Will you make some more?