dummy run


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to dummy run: dry run

dummy run

A trial or practice version of an event, done to prepare for (and mitigate any possible problems during) the real thing. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Let's do a couple dummy runs of your speech so you feel totally comfortable with it for tomorrow's ceremony.
See also: dummy, run
References in periodicals archive ?
Scotland Yard released new CCTV images of the bombers on their dummy run which showed them travelling from Luton to King's Cross.
That came about when the management reacted to a massive short-term drop in Levy Board contributions by putting on a dummy run of Regional Racing's
During a dummy run yesterday for Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping's funeral, they needed an understudy to play the corpse.
A lorry carrying the potential bomb was waved through by the canine g y search team during a recent dummy run - although it was eventually stopped after a later manual search.
The Dummy Run course, led by Will Mapplebeck, will take place on the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside.
Steve Morrison's dummy run allowed Macauley to work the ball on to his left foot and drive home from just outside the box.
Tiago found Nani on the left and with Liedson's dummy run fooling the defence, the Porto midfielder got on the end of the Manchester United winger's cross to fire home emphatically.
It was a kind of dummy run before the remaining 19 arches were blown up in the following June.
Head boy Nasa Ahmed, who helped organise the event, said: "We took part in a communication skills workshop which gave us the opportunity to stage a dummy run of the real thing.
murder scene One of the trains exploded in the July 7, 2005, attack and (inset) bombers (from left) Shehzad Tanweer, Germaine Lindsay and Mohammed Sidique Khan in Luton Train Station on their apparent dummy run a few days earlier
The agency will involve the industry and enforcement authorities in its dummy run.
2 million worth of notes into a sports bag and carry it from the bank in a dummy run.
Hoops boss Martin O'Neill and his stars including Chris Sutton and John Hartson were flooded with the bogus applications - sent out by bungling Abbey bank staff in a dummy run.
BACKBENCH MPs fear that peaceful protests in the House of Commons Chamber could be a dummy run for a full-scale armed assault on Parliament.
David Geey,prosecuting, said Elder was involved in a dummy run from South Africa followed by the importation of two million cigarettes hidden in a load of soap powder cartons.