run something past someone

run (something) past (one)

To casually explain something to someone; to inform someone about something. I have an idea I'd like to run past you. OK, run the plan past me one more time.
See also: past, run

run something past someone

If you run an idea or a document past someone, you tell them about it or show it to them to get their opinion about it. I'll take these papers home and read them, and I'll want to run them past our lawyer. Not long after, White was invited to join the group — only to discover that Gentry had not run the idea past his colleagues.
See also: past, run, someone, something

run something past someone

mention something to someone as a suggestion, to elicit their views on it. informal
2003 Robert X. Cringely I, Cringely The business I am about to describe has not been legally tested. I have run it past a few lawyer friends of mine, but a true legal test can only be done in the courts.
See also: past, run, someone, something