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
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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.
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