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To claim a position that one does not rightfully earn.

Additional definitions for 'run a red light':

run a red lightTo pass through the traffic light when the red light is on.
run a red lightTo enter a restricted area. To trespass.
run a red lightTo falsely accuse someone of wrongdoing.
run a red lightTo pass a political bill that is clearly based on false premises.
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