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proverbs run in pairsEvery proverb seems to be contradicted by another proverb with an opposed message, such as "too many cooks spoil the broth" and "many hands make light work."1863, Sir Richard Burton, Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains, vol. 1, Tinsley (London), p. 309:Moreover, all the world over, proverbs run in pairs, and pull both ways: for the most part one neutralizes, by contradiction, the other.Rate it:

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proverbs hunt in pairsAlternative form of proverbs run in pairs.Rate it:

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proverbs come in pairsAlternative form of proverbs run in pairs.1979, Irving Howe, John Hollander, David Bromwich, Literature as Experience: An Anthology, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ISBN 0155511130, page 325:Sometimes proverbs come in pairs, the first one providing the context, the second, the revision.Rate it:

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proverbs go in pairsAlternative form of proverbs run in pairs.1932, Bertrand Russell, Rate it:

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proverbs often come in pairsAlternative form of proverbs run in pairs.Rate it:

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hit a home runAccomplish a difficult task, design a spectacular approach, display an outstanding solution.Rate it:

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run aboutTo be very busy doing many different things.Rate it:

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run awayTo flee by running.Rate it:

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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate it:

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run forTo try to obtain political position through the democratic voting process.Rate it:

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the course of true love never did run smoothThere will always be problems in a relationship.Rate it:

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run around withTo spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.Rate it:

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run toTo reach a particular maximum amount, size, value, etc.Rate it:

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dry runA practice; a rehearsal.Rate it:

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run acrossTo cross by running.Rate it:

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run afterTo chase.Rate it:

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run aroundTo be very busy doing many different things.Rate it:

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run away withTo leave secretly with another person. Usually with the intention of getting married or of living together against the wishes of the family.Rate it:

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run away withTo be misled by imagining that one's desires can come true.Rate it:

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run byTo repeat some information.Rate it:

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run inAlternative spelling of run-in.Rate it:

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run offTo flee or depart quickly.Rate it:

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run off withTo leave with someone with the intention of living with them or marrying them. Usually in secret because other people think it is wrong.Rate it:

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run off withTo steal or abscond.Rate it:

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run overTo drive over, causing injury or death.Rate it:

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run overTo briefly describe.Rate it:

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run throughTo go through by running.Rate it:

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run throughTo pervade, of a quality that is characteristic of a group, organisation, or system.Rate it:

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run toTo reach the limit of one's abilities or tastes.Rate it:

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run upOf a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball.Rate it:

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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.Rate it:

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run intoTo enter by running.Rate it:

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run acrossTo find or discover by chance.Rate it:

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run awayTo leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.Rate it:

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run backTo take someone home by car. Give someone a lift to their house.Rate it:

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run byTo inform someone briefly of the main points of an idea.Rate it:

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run downTo criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly.Rate it:

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run downTo find something or someone after searching for a long time.Rate it:

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run downTo read quickly a list or other short text.Rate it:

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run intoTo cause to collide with.Rate it:

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run into the groundTo mismanage to the point of ruin.Rate it:

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run offTo write something quickly.Rate it:

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run onTo continue without interruption.Rate it:

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run onTo continue talking for a long time.Rate it:

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run outAlternative spelling of runout.Rate it:

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run overTo overflow.Rate it:

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run throughTo briefly summarise.Rate it:

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run throughTo repeat something.Rate it:

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run upTo bring a flag to the top of it's flag pole.Rate it:

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run up againstBegin to encounter problems with someone or something.Rate it:

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