Idioms and Phrases

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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword

In the following sentences the idioms are colored
blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.

• On account of overwork, he is
run down. (Enfeebled)

• He always
runs down his rivals. (Disparages)

• The lease of our premises has
run out. (Expired)

• He has
run through his fortune. (Squandered away)

• The tailors’ bill has
run up to a large amount. (Amounted to)

• He has
run into debt. (Incurred)

• While turning a corner, I
ran against an old friend. (Chanced to meet)

• Recently my expenses have
run up considerably. (Increased)

• The cistern is
running over. (Overflowing)

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