run in place(redirected from jog in place)
run in placealso jog in place
to move your legs as if you were running but without moving forward To keep up your exercise program in winter, you can always run in place on a treadmill - or on the kitchen floor.
run in place
Work or exert oneself without noticeable change or progress. For example, I've worked on this project for months but feel I'm running in place. This idiom employs in place in the sense of "on one spot," a usage dating from the late 1200s.