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do a runner

To flee or quickly leave a place, usually so as to get out of paying for something or to avoid trouble or the law. Primarily heard in UK. The teenagers did a runner as soon as the cab stopped, leaving the driver to foot the bill. The young man, unintelligible with drink, did a runner when the police went up to question him.
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front-runner

the person or thing thought most likely to win or succeed. The press found out some juicy secrets about the front-runner and made them all public. Who is the front-runner in the race to be governor?

do a runner

BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone does a runner, they leave a place in a hurry, especially in order to escape trouble or to avoid paying for something. At this point, the accountant did a runner — with all my money.
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do a runner

leave hastily, especially to avoid paying for something or to escape from somewhere. British informal
1997 Iain Sinclair Lights Out For The Territory Nobody seemed to know if the absentee landlord had done a runner.
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do a ˈrunner

(British English, informal) leave or escape from somebody/a place, often after doing something wrong: He stole all the money in the office and did a runner.‘What happened to his wife?’ ‘She did a runner. Nobody’s seen her for months.’
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front runner

n. the leader; the person or thing most likely to win. The press found out some juicy secrets about the front runner and made them all public.
See also: front, runner

runner

1. n. a messenger. I work as a runner in the financial district.
2. n. a person who transports contraband. (Underworld.) The runners got away, but we have the goods.
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Another reason that one runner cross-section might be chosen over another might be related to how well rubber flows through the runner channel.
But he is a fantastic runner too, clocking 15:58 over 5,000 meters to place fourth in state Div.
Prototype and multicavity plastic injection molds including closures/caps (both single face and stack type), unscrewing and strip molds, hot runners, and insert shuttle molds.
1--the runner cross sectional area is four times the area of the choke, and the total area of the gates is slightly larger than the area of the runner.
In my experience, 75 to 80 percent of runners should be in the stability category," he says.
Outgoing runner grasps the upper portion of the baton.
If you're logging in longer runs, run a circuit that can "drop off" the lower mileage runner at home (or the car).
To uncover the dynamics and social structure of this illicit street activity, I interviewed and observed five drug runners who sell crack cocaine in Honolulu, Hawaii's Chinatown district.
She was the top runner at the meet for Oak Park, which placed second as a team behind Corona del Mar of Newport Beach.
Melt-flow channels around heated distributor tubes provide self-insulating system, reportedly using up to 75% less energy than conventional hot runners.
Whether pressurized or non-pressurized, most gating systems have a sprue, runner and ingates, but the designs will vary.
Two basic types of cold runner design are used: positive shut-off and open runner.
Which lane do you think is the fastest for any 200-meter runner in a race against other runners?
Whether you're a novice or an experienced runner, the marathon represents a challenge on a grand scale.
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