American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Run For It Idiom

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make a run for it
What does make a run for it mean?
dash for safety, make a quick escapeI made a run for it as soon as the class finished.
make a run for it
What does make a run for it mean?
to dash for safety, to make a quick escape I made a run for it when the class finished.

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What does "clamp down on (someone or something)" mean?
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What does "crack a joke" mean?
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What does "crying need for (someone or something)" mean?
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What does "have a go (at)" mean?
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first of all
What does "first of all" mean?
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What does "by all appearances" mean?
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in care of (someone)
What does "in care of (someone)" mean?
send something to one person at the address of another personMy income tax refund was sent to me in care of my company.
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What does "hassle (noun)" mean?
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What does "last will and testament" mean?
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