have someone on the run

have someone on the run

If you have an opponent on the run, you are performing better than them or are in a stronger position, and can control their actions and defeat them. It is clear that the Opposition thinks it has him on the run. We've got the Government on the run and we'll keep them on the run. Note: You can also say that someone is on the run. They sensed their opponents were on the run.
See also: have, on, run
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