run circles round (someone or something)

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run circles round (someone or something)

1. To move much faster than someone or something. A: "Hey, wanna race?" B: "No way, I'm too out of shape. You would run circles round me!" My sports car is going to run circles round your pokey little station wagon!
2. To do something much better or more efficiently than someone or something. Her presentation on the way molecules bind together was so polished and well researched—she absolutely ran circles round the other students. When it comes to pure processing power, Spikerosoft's new machine runs circles round Flapple's.
See also: circle, round, run
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