on the run
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- (idiomatic) Fleeing.
2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55:
- Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.
- The suspect in the robbery is still on the run.
- (idiomatic) At a disadvantage; forced to abandon a position.
- The corruption charges against her aides have her on the run.
- (idiomatic) Constantly traveling or moving from place to place.
- She's a busy executive and always on the run.
- In a very hurried manner, usually while doing another activity.
- I only had half an hour for lunch, and I had to go to the bank as well as collect the car from the garage. This meant I had to eat on the run today.