run a mile

run a mile
Run a mile
If someone "Runs a mile", they do everything they can to avoid a situation. Example: "I was worried that he'd take one look at me and run a mile."

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • run a mile — To be too scared or intimidated to do something • • • Main Entry: ↑mile * * * run a mile british informal phrase to try to avoid a situation or a person because you are embarrassed or frightened He’d run a mile if you actually asked him for a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run a mile — ► run a mile informal run rapidly away; flee. Main Entry: ↑mile …   English terms dictionary

  • run a mile —    If someone Runs a mile , they do everything they can to avoid a situation. Example: I was worried that he d take one look at me and run a mile.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who is anxious to avoid something runs a mile.    … …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • run a mile — informal if you say that someone would run a mile if they had to deal with a particular situation, you mean that they would do anything to avoid it. He flirts the whole time but it s not serious he d run a mile if a woman actually made him an… …   New idioms dictionary

  • run a mile — verb (predominantly UK) To escape, flee or leave a situation or relationship, usually as a result of a shocking or sudden announcement or revelation. If I told him that I had kids, hed run a mile …   Wiktionary

  • run a mile — British informal to try to avoid a situation or a person because you are embarrassed or frightened He d run a mile if you actually asked him for a date …   English dictionary

  • run a mile — informal be very alarmed or frightened. → mile …   English new terms dictionary

  • run a mile (from somebody) — run a ˈmile (from sb/sth) idiom (informal) to show that you are very frightened of doing sth Main entry: ↑mileidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • run a mile (from something) — run a ˈmile (from sb/sth) idiom (informal) to show that you are very frightened of doing sth Main entry: ↑mileidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • mile — W1S1 [maıl] n [: Old English; Origin: mil, from Latin milia passum thousands of paces ] 1.) written abbreviation m a unit for measuring distance, equal to 1760 ↑yards or about 1609 metres ▪ It s forty miles from here to the Polish border. ▪ an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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