on the run


on the run
a) Fleeing.

The suspect in the robbery is still on the run.

b) At a disadvantage; forced to abandon a position.

The corruption charges against her aides have her on the run.

2. adverb
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.


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