run for it

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run for it

to escape by running. (See also swim for it.) The dogs were coming after me fast. There was nothing I could do but run for it. I ran for it when I saw the police coming.
See also: run

(make a) run for it

to hurry away from something We'd better run for it or we'll get wet. After a few days in the prison camp, Riney decided to make a run for it.
See also: run

run for it

Also, run for one's life. Depart as fast as possible, either to escape danger or to reach something quickly. For example, You'd better run for it before the teacher catches you, or The bully is coming after you-run for your life! The for it in the first term almost certainly means "for one's life"-that is, to save one's life, a usage that can be literal or hyperbolic. Also see for dear life; make a break for it.
See also: run