Also: Run something past someone
Meaning of Idiom ‘Run Something By Someone’
To run something by someone means to tell them something, such as a plan or idea, especially in order to get their opinion. (phrasal verb) 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.
See related idiom Run Something By Me Again
Examples Of Use
“Can I run something by you when you get a chance?”
“I have an idea I’d like to run past you later,” said Janet.
“Let me run this spreadsheet by you. It has the latest shortfalls listed.”
Precise origin unknown.
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|1.||↲||Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.|