run its course

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run its course

To progress along something's natural course and conclude at its normal pace. (Used especially in reference to illness and disease.) Unfortunately, there's no cure for this kind of infection; you just have to let it take its course. Rather than go through the medical procedures and take all the different medications, I've decided to just let the disease take its course, and see what happens.
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run its course

[for something] to continue through its cycle of existence, especially a disease. Sorry. There is no medicine for it. It will just have to run its course.
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run its course

Proceed to its logical or natural conclusion, as in The doctor said the cold would probably run its course within a week. This idiom employs course in the sense of "an onward movement in a particular path." [Second half of 1500s]
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run its course

COMMON If something runs its course, it develops gradually and comes to a natural end. If you allow such behaviour to run its course without reacting, eventually the behaviour will disappear on its own. Is this a sign that the recession has run its course?
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run/take its ˈcourse

(of a series of events, an illness, etc.) develop in the natural or usual way without being changed or stopped: The doctors agreed to let the illness run its course, rather than prescribe drugs which had little chance of success.We must allow justice to take its course.
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The race started on Lakeshore Drive, Penticton, by the side of the Okanagan Lake, and comprised a four-lap run course of 10km, a fivelap bike course of 40km (with 700m of climb on each lap) and a final twolap run course of 5km.
9K swim-90Kbike-21K run course in 3 hours, 54 minutes and 7 seconds.
McMahon exited the water in third and also broke the run course record, running 2:40 as he moved up the field from sixth place off the bike.
Team relay and age-group participants in the event organized by Bike King and presented by Unilab Active Health (ULAH), will be tackling a 600-meter swim, 30-kilometer bike and a 5-kilometer run course.
The pool swim and new run course added to the excitement, fun and safety the athletes had.
Contract award: Organise and run course capable of producing and filling the knowledge, skills and qualifications in the field of professional exchange "Painter - wallpaper hanger" with the activities aktywizacyjnymi for female prisoners imprisoned in the penitentiary in Lubliniec, within the project "Cycle training aktywizacyjny used raising the professional qualifications of persons deprived of their liberty and to prepare them to return to work after serving a prison sentence "co-financed by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Operational Programme 2007 - 2013
There will be water stops all across the run course as well as snacks and beverages after the morning's events.
9-kilometer swim, a 90-km bike course and finish with a 21-km run course, traversing picturesque sights in Cebu.
56) and started the run course 90 seconds down on the chase group - and over three minutes down on the leaders.
The run course will take competitors through Treorchy, Ton Pentre and the half-way point will be reached when runners arrive at Gelli Industrial Estate.
The course of the triathlon will include a warm swim, a rolling bike and a relatively flat run course.
And he insisted his low score doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the new Deere Run course which was built specifically to stage this year's tournament.
Quirino closed in on Baniqued after falling behind by over a minute, making his chase in the run course with a time of 14:18.
He possibly went too hard at the start of the run course but still recorded the second fastest time of 30.
Heath Slocum (right) might be a ridiculous name for a golfer but no more ridiculous than that 22-1 quote for a player bang in form, and one who knows the Deere Run course like the back of Tiger Woods.