got to run

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(I've) got to run

I need to leave. Well, I've got to run. It was lovely to see you, as always. Got to run before I miss my train!
See also: run, to
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(I've) got to run.

Fig. a phrase announcing one's need to depart. (See also (I) have to shove off for other possible variations.) John: Got to run. It's late. Jane: Me too. See ya, bye-bye. Mary: Want to watch another movie? Bill: No, thanks. I've got to run.
See also: run, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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