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do a runner

To flee or quickly leave a place, usually so as to get out of paying for something or to avoid trouble or the law. Primarily heard in UK. The teenagers did a runner as soon as the cab stopped, leaving the driver to foot the bill. The young man, unintelligible with drink, did a runner when the police went up to question him.
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front-runner

the person or thing thought most likely to win or succeed. The press found out some juicy secrets about the front-runner and made them all public. Who is the front-runner in the race to be governor?

do a runner

BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone does a runner, they leave a place in a hurry, especially in order to escape trouble or to avoid paying for something. At this point, the accountant did a runner — with all my money.
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do a runner

leave hastily, especially to avoid paying for something or to escape from somewhere. British informal
1997 Iain Sinclair Lights Out For The Territory Nobody seemed to know if the absentee landlord had done a runner.
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do a ˈrunner

(British English, informal) leave or escape from somebody/a place, often after doing something wrong: He stole all the money in the office and did a runner.‘What happened to his wife?’ ‘She did a runner. Nobody’s seen her for months.’
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front runner

n. the leader; the person or thing most likely to win. The press found out some juicy secrets about the front runner and made them all public.
See also: front, runner

runner

1. n. a messenger. I work as a runner in the financial district.
2. n. a person who transports contraband. (Underworld.) The runners got away, but we have the goods.
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Instead, the authors choose to focus on comparing half-round and trapezoid cross-section runners with full-round runners.
I with a 5,000-meter clocking of 15:36 and is next season's front-runner for Runner of the Year.
Supplies precision, high-speed hot- and cold runner injection molds including insert and multishot tools.
Second, little, if any, consideration is given to runner geometry.
In my experience, 75 to 80 percent of runners should be in the stability category," he says.
Execution: Have the runners begin working in pairs: Runners 1-2, 3-4, and eventually, 2-3.
A speed day for the slower-paced runner may be an easy day for the faster runner.
In general, runners are crack addicts who traffic crack cocaine to support their habits.
An elite runner since her sophomore season, Sperry broke out this year to establish herself as one of the best in area history.
Specializes in converting existing cold-runner molds to hot runners.
Detailed within are tips on how to design efficient pressurized and non-pressurized gating systems for iron castings, focusing on the three main features: down spree, runner and ingates.
Similar to hot runner molds which improve material flow via heat in thermoplastics, cold runner tooling keeps the thermosetting LSR cool and flowable right up to the part gate, allowing production with virtually no wasted material.
Which lane do you think is the fastest for any 200-meter runner in a race against other runners?
However, stool samples taken after intense workouts or post-race have revealed occult bleeding in 7-30% of marathoners with occasional reports of major upper GI or lower GI hemorrhage also reported in runners.
You will also want plenty of other novice runners at whatever pace you run.