make a run for it


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make a run for it

To run in order to escape something or to reach a destination quickly, perhaps before a certain time or before something happens. Our taxi was late picking us up, so we're going to have to make a run for it when we get to the station. I couldn't wait to get out of school, and I made a run for it as soon as the bell rang. Three inmates tried to make a run for it during outdoor exercise today, but they were stopped before they were able to jump the fence.
See also: make, run

make a run for it

Fig. to run fast to get away or get somewhere. When the guard wasn't looking, the prisoner made a run for it. In the baseball game, the player on first base made a run for it, but he didn't make it to second base.
See also: make, run