to give someone the rundown



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - give someone the rundown

"to give someone the rundown"

to tell someone details about or a brief summary of an event or situation

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - give someone the rundown

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Sorry I couldn't attend the meeting. What did I miss?

Colleague 2:  Do you want all the details?

Colleague 1:  Yes. Please give me a full rundown.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - give someone the rundown

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Faith couldn't attend the meeting. Could you please tell her what she missed?

Colleague 2:  Do you want me to give her all the details?

Colleague 1:  No. Just give her a quick rundown.

Colleague 2:  OK. I'll give her the highlights.





to give someone the rundown - Usage:

formal<-------------X--|--------------->informal



to give someone the rundown - Gerund Form:

Giving your coworker the rundown about the meeting she missed is a nice thing to do.



to give someone the rundown - Examples:

1)  ... you already know how Prophets' story ends, but we'll give you the rundown anyway. The story focuses primarily on three men: ...

2)  But before I explain, I'll give you the rundown of what I'm not doing on Pinterest.

3)  ... we figured it's time to get our affairs in order and give you the rundown on everything you need to know.

4)  ... we're going to give you the rundown every Monday of what happened on Saturday night's episode of this mysterious new show ...

5)  ... and we're here to give you the rundown. We're going to answer some quick questions up front, ...

6)  If this is your first trip to the academic rodeo, let me give you the rundown.

7)  We'll give you the rundown on each below so that you can make an informed decision based on what's ...

8)  Paul gave us the rundown on everything you need to know when looking for that perfect suit ...

9)  One of the operators gave us the rundown of the control centre in painstaking detail, ...

10)  He gave us the rundown on the handful of restaurants in town. We settled on Mojo Rosa's, ...

11)  ... took me out to the local convenience store/drugstore, and sort of gave me the rundown: "When you're out by yourself, this is how it's ...

12)  I also nearly feel off my chair when she gave me the rundown of her average day. Here's what she told me: ...

13)  ... you're doing something wrong. (Sorry!) Webb gave me the rundown on the other most common styling mistakes ...

14)  Until I gave him the rundown, he had no idea that the virus was around, but when I told ...

15)  The Channel Islands were crystal clear, so I gave him the rundown on them, and soon realized that I had way more information than ...

16)  In an earlier post, I gave you the rundown on some of the things to look forward to at the show.

17)  I would like the LTO guys to act like mechanics and give us the rundown of problems, meaning a complete diagnostics report, ...

18)  ... could you give us the rundown on the story of the original film?

19)  The kids get to give Santa the rundown on what they want for Christmas.

20)  ... has chosen this spot to give journalists the rundown on the summer construction season.