Run Something By Someone

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.”

Origin

Precise origin unknown.

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Sources   [ + ]

1. Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.