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run a red light

To drive past a red traffic light (which is a signal to stop). He got pulled over for running a red light at one of the busiest intersections in the city. A: "Sir, are you aware that you just ran a red light?" B: "What? The light was still yellow!"
See also: light, red, run
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run a red light

to pass through an intersection having a red traffic light without stopping. Sam got a ticket for running a red light.
See also: light, red, run
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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