(one) has to run along

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(one) has to run along

One has to leave at once or in haste. We have to run along shortly, so no need to set a place for us for dinner. You have to run along, or you'll miss your train! It was nice seeing you, but I have to run along if I'm going to make it to Pittsburgh by nightfall.
See also: run, to
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(I) have to run along.

an expression announcing the need to leave. Jane: It's late. I have to run along. Tom: Okay, Jane. Bye. Take care. John: Leaving so soon? Sally: Yes, I have to run along.
See also: have, run, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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