take up the running

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take up the running

To become the leader in a race. Used especially when talking about horse racing. Though having a disastrous start, Kicking Queen quickly regained lost ground and took up the running in the last stretch of the race.
See also: running, take, up
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take up the running

take over as pacemaker in a race.
See also: running, take, up
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