have a run of

have a run of (something)

To experience a period in which something (named after "of") happens continuously. My classroom has had a real run of illnesses this winter, unfortunately. With this refund from the IRS, it looks like my run of good luck is still going!
See also: have, of, run
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have a run of something

Fig. to have a continuous series of events. (Especially bad luck.) I had a run of bad luck at the casino. The city had a run of serious crimes that angered the citizens. The company had a run of huge sales increases over the last few years.
See also: have, of, run
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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