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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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He said: "I felt like I was towing a caravan when we were doing the running.
So seeing them should not be a huge shock to most people" Actress Rooney Mara, pictured below, contemplates disrobing "The whole secret of seduction is for the woman to balance taking control of the situation with letting men think they are doing the running. British feminists have it all wrong: they want to emasculate men and end up alienating them.
He is back doing the running side of things and hopefully will be able to kick on."
But it is Everton who are doing the running as they ready themselves for a PS2million bid in January.
He could end up doing the running for Louis Saha, Ayegbeni Yakubu and Jo, and that could be priceless in a squad that is bound to be feeling the effects of a dearth in numbers and a European and domestic campaign to cope with.
Her grandchildren got the job of doing the running at Morrison's, Waterloo, because Jean had injured her foot in a fall.
'People would call for drugs and it was also used as the base from which people doing the running would go out.'
Sponsorship forms can be obtained from Benney (0207 589 7002), who is doing the running, and Beeby (01450 372222), who is acting as whipper-in.
"We don't want too many to run because we want to help with the marshalling, so myself and a few others are doing the running and the others are marshalling.
But far from Floyd ducking the issue, it seems to me that Pacman is the one doing the running.
He could end up doing the running for Louis Saha, Yakubu and Jo, and that could be priceless in a squad that is bound to be feeling the effects of a dearth in numbers and a European and domestic campaign to cope with.