get the run of (some place)

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get the run of (some place)

To be provided the ability and space move freely around an entire area. After being cramped in an apartment for years, our dog loves getting the run of the big back yard at our new house.
See also: get, of, run

give somebody/get/have the ˈrun of something

(informal) allow somebody/be allowed to use freely a house, etc. that belongs to another person: He was very kind and let us have the run of his house while he was at work.
See also: get, give, have, of, run, somebody, something
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45 Kempton SP forecast 7-4 Given time by Clive Cox after a gelding operation in January and seemingly improved for it, getting off the mark on his second start back over course and distance last month, albeit getting the run of the race.
Perch (left) says that defeat, despite a bright performance, was the "worst" he's experienced, and had United stars grumbling they were not getting the run of the ball.
The tiny, gravel-colored toads are getting the run of Lion and Middle Lion campgrounds in the Rose Valley Recreation Area near Ojai, probably until November.
to forget Old Ne aUn Perch (left) says that defeat, despite a bright performance, was the "worst" he's experienced, and had United stars grumbling they were not getting the run of the ball.
Gets the vote to record his third win of the season following his close up fifth in the Tote Galway Mile, in which he finished well after not getting the run of the race.
TONY NEWCOMBE's decision to take Inver Gold to the Galway Festival at the start of the month failed to pay a dividend, the horse not getting the run of the race and finishing out of the money.