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.
Endless Sleep SO silent the brave Young men who went to war Sleep silently brave men In a far-off field Beneath pastures green Where once war was seen The scars of war run deep Beneath this now-quiet land No more the sound of gunfire Reaches their ears No more the sound of shells Exploding very near No more the cries of comrades In pain out in the field Now they are together At peace, in endless sleep This plot of land is home A little piece of England In a field far away Sleep silently brave men As we remember you today.
Problems in the National Printing Office (NPO) run deep, according to Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, who has ordered in investigation on the reason behind the mass resignation of the agency's Bids and Awards Committee members.
Thompson (left) is not a bottomless pit though, which is why he's quite right to say the cuts start here and they run deep.
Summary: California born, Mona Naffa, joins Sandy to celebrate travel inside Jordan, where her roots run deep.
The title of his autobiography Still Waters Run Deep comes from a favorite saying of his father's and exemplifies his quest.
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.
Celtic roots run deep in Wales and its history - the richness of Welsh culture is massive.
Kaufman's personal roots in Temple Beth Hillel's neighborhood run deep.
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.