run riot

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run riot

  1. (idiomatic) To act in an uncontrolled, unbridled manner.
  2. (idiomatic) To be uncontrollable.
    • 2018 February 10, Phil McNulty, “Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Arsenal”, in BBC[1]:
      And it was only the defiance of Cech that kept a rampant Spurs at bay in the second half, producing a collection of outstanding saves to somehow keep Arsenal in contention as Pochettino's side threatened to run riot.