have a run-in(redirected from having a run-in)
have a run-in
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.
have a run-in (with someone or something)
to have trouble with someone or something. I had a run-in with Mrs. Wilson. She's a hard case. We've had a run-in before.