run deep

run deep

To be well established and strongly integrated into the nature or character of something. In this part of the country, college basketball rivalries run deep. Among that demographic, loyalty to the party runs deep, so I don't think you'll find many undecided voters.
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run deep

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go deep

COMMON If something such as a feeling, emotion, or problem runs deep or goes deep, it is very serious or strong, often because it has existed for a long time. My allegiance to Kendall and his company ran deep. Hatred of the army runs deep, and most here have come to side with the rebels. His anger and anguish clearly went deep.
See also: deep, run

go/run ˈdeep

(of emotions, beliefs, etc.) be felt in a strong way, especially for a long time: Dignity and pride run deep in this community.
See also: deep, run
References in classic literature ?
In the mean time, Major Hartmann began to grow noisy and jocular; glass succeeded glass, and mug after mug was introduced, until the carousal had run deep into the night, or rather morning; when the veteran German ex- I pressed an inclination to return to the mansion- house.
Summary: California born, Mona Naffa, joins Sandy to celebrate travel inside Jordan, where her roots run deep.
At 66, he has just published his second book, Scars That Run Deep, telling the story of how he survived after leaving the Artane Industrial School age 16.
Of course destroying it all won't be easy as the roots run deep and the money hungry politicians and business partners are crawling out of the walls.
Kaufman's personal roots in Temple Beth Hillel's neighborhood run deep.
Chris McLellan, 4D Marketing Manager, commented; "still waters run deep impressed us with their creative depth, experience and the speed with which they were able to gain insights into our business.
Lewis' links to Wales run deep, starting with his west Walian family and continuing with his latest film project, The Baker.
Abyssinian, which will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2008, is one of the oldest black churches in the United States, and its culinary roots run deep and wide.
The stories include excerpts from Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October, Edward Beach's Run Silent, Run Deep and Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, along with less well known accounts of exploration, miraculous survival and military feats.
Their roots have the tenacity to run deep into the soil and any tiny piece that breaks off will go it alone.
But the differences of background, awareness, and culture run deep.
Borrowers hitting obstacles along the way find that the resources at Kennedy run deep, from financial to legal to issues of negotiation and specialization and more.
I know that's a lot to say, but my experience in teaching evolution has shown me that misunderstandings in this area run deep.
THE McCartney family musical genes run deep,as The insider discovered up in Manchester over the weekend.