run by someone

run (something) by (one)

1. To explain or describe something to one; to inform one about something. I have an idea I'd like to run by you. OK, run the plan by me one more time.
2. To obtain one's permission for something. You'll need to run that by the boss before you do it. Please run those kinds of decisions by me next time, OK?
See also: by, run
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

run by someone

Try out on someone, as in Let me run this idea by you and see what you think of it. [Colloquial; 1900s]
See also: by, run, someone
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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