run-in

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Etymology[edit]

For the meaning "end-phase", it presumably comes a marathon race, where in the final part the runners run into the stadium and complete a lap.

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run-in (plural run-ins)

  1. An encounter; a scrape or brush, especially one involving trouble or difficulty.
    I heard his brother had a run-in with the police the other day.
  2. end-phase of a competition
    Yahoo Sport's Leicester City blogger Helen Nutter gets ready for the Premier League run-in knowing her side - incredibly - still have a great chance of being crowned champions

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