have a run-in with someone/something

have a run-in with (someone)

To have an unpleasant interaction with someone. I'm not going to her party because my ex-boyfriend will be there, and I don't want to have a run-in with him.
See also: have

have a run-in (with someone/something)

tv. to have trouble with someone or something. I had a run-in with Mrs. Wilson. She’s a hard case.
See also: have, someone, something