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run (something) past (one)
To casually explain something to someone; to inform someone about something. I have an idea I'd like to run past you. OK, run the plan past me one more time.
run something past someone
If you run an idea or a document past someone, you tell them about it or show it to them to get their opinion about it. I'll take these papers home and read them, and I'll want to run them past our lawyer. Not long after, White was invited to join the group — only to discover that Gentry had not run the idea past his colleagues.
run something past someonemention something to someone as a suggestion, to elicit their views on it. informal
2003 Robert X. Cringely I, Cringely The business I am about to describe has not been legally tested. I have run it past a few lawyer friends of mine, but a true legal test can only be done in the courts.
1. To run near or alongside someone or something from one side to the other: A flock of wild turkeys ran past the barn.
2. To overtake someone or something by running: I was leading in the race, but then someone ran past me.
3. To continue later than some time: I will be late for dinner because our meeting will run past 7:00.
4. To tell, explain, or demonstrate something to someone: He ran many ideas past us, but we disliked them all.