run rings round (one)

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run rings round (one)

To do something much better or more efficiently than someone else. Please, I could run rings round you guys—let me try playing that video game with you. After seeing her latest times, I expect Shelly to run rings round her competition in the pool today.
See also: ring, round, run

run (or make) rings round someone

outclass or outwit someone very easily. informal
See also: ring, round, run, someone

run ˈrings around/round somebody/something

(informal) do something very well and so make your opponent look foolish: I don’t want to compete against her in the debate, she’ll run rings around me.
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The Hollywood star, 58, added that Ella and Alexander, who turn two next month, run rings round him and that he ends up sleeping on the couch when they come into his bed.
The Hollywood star, 58, admits Ella and Alexander, two next month, run rings round him, but insists: "I do the pranks."
Of course, all this anguish could have been considerably lessened if the bungling and incompetent Prime Minister, David Cameron, had not allowed the slippery Alex Salmond to run rings round him when deciding the mechanics of the referendum.
I'm sure David Silva and co would run rings round him, but there would be one special moment when he would catch hold of Samir Nasri and leave him crumpled on the ground like a dirty pile of washing.
Simon on the other hand let Tre run rings round him and even allowed Rory to go ahead with his ludicrous dancing girls.