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run deep

To be well established and strongly integrated into the nature or character of something. In this part of the country, college basketball rivalries run deep. Among that demographic, loyalty to the party runs deep, so I don't think you'll find many undecided voters.
See also: deep, run
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run deep

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go deep

COMMON If something such as a feeling, emotion, or problem runs deep or goes deep, it is very serious or strong, often because it has existed for a long time. My allegiance to Kendall and his company ran deep. Hatred of the army runs deep, and most here have come to side with the rebels. His anger and anguish clearly went deep.
See also: deep, run
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go/run ˈdeep

(of emotions, beliefs, etc.) be felt in a strong way, especially for a long time: Dignity and pride run deep in this community.
See also: deep, go, run
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