do (all) the running

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do (all) the running

To be an influential person who can manage things and get them done. You can always count on Rebecca to do the running and make sure that all of these events happen perfectly.
See also: running
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And the 24-year-old former Bradford star reckons it will be because he'll be doing all the running for 39-year-old Miller!
"Arouna is doing Ramadan and though he has no food inside him he is still doing all the running," said Distin.
In a fun second-round match Federer asked Evans if he was happy to play in drizzle to which he replied: "Sure, I am going to be the one doing all the running."
But right now it's Vauxhall that's doing all the running by unveiling its new Astra.