to make a run for it

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - make a run for it

"to make a run for it"

to start running fast in order to escape from somewhere or to get somewhere


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - make a run for it

Two policemen are talking ...

Policeman 1:  Did you catch the thief?

Policeman 2:  It was close.  We thought we had the thief captured in the bank and then he started to run very quickly to try to escape.

Policeman 1:  Thieves do that.  They try to make a run for it thinking they can get away from us.

Policeman 2:  He tried to run but we caught him anyway.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - make a run for it

A traveller is talking with an airline service representative ...

Traveller:  I only have twenty minutes to make my connecting flight. Do you think I can get there in time?

Airline Rep:  Well, sir, you need to get to Terminal A and that is at least twenty minutes away.

Traveller:  I suppose I will have to make a run for it then and see if I can make my connection.

Airline Rep:  Good luck sir.

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to make a run for it - Gerund Form:

Making a run for it usually means that you are in a difficult situation.

to make a run for it - Examples:

1)  Propsting chose to make a run for it and two of the bush rangers fired at him.

2)  I take the socks and make a run for it. I swear I broke some sort of record running back to the room.

3)  He was desperately trying to make a run for it.

4)  They muster up enough courage to make a run for it.

5)  We spotted a South African border patrol and had to make a run for it back to the Zimbabwe side.

6)  My first instinct was to make a run for it, so I did, with my wife hot on my heels.

7)  Lou thought he should make a run for it, but fear kept him cemented in the soil.

8)  Joel is panicked and Theresa convinces him to make a run for it.

9)  Well they are now going to make a run for it, frightened rabbits caught in the headlights.

10)  In true style Walter tried to make a run for it. He was caught and was beheaded by loud cheers from the crowd.

11)  Marimar opens the window and makes a run for it seeing no one is around.

12)  In other words, if the burglar makes a run for it and falls down the stairs, he can't sue for damages.

13)  Up ahead the light changes, she makes a run for it, he has to rush to catch up.

14)  Reverend Luke has looted his church of twenty thousand dollars and is making a run for it.

15)  I noticed the rain had stopped and considered making a run for it.

16)  I was this close to slipping all the accessories into my handbag and making a run for it.

17)  While I sat in his parked car, I considered making a run for it. Let him feel rejection and isolation for a change.

18)  As the two young women made a run for it, he suddenly realised that Nadiya was still standing there.

19)  Khna even sneaked his way out of the restaurant, and made a run for it outside before Daddy caught him.

20)  Some of the IRA men made a run for it. Sean Doyle, was shot and killed by machine gun fire.