run the table

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run the table

1. In billiards, especially pool, to break and then sink each of one's balls in one turn. A: "The girl can barely hold a cue—I seriously doubt she'll run the table." B: "What if she's a pool shark?"
2. By extension, to be so successful in a particular situation as to dominate and overwhelm one's opponents. With how much our first line has been scoring, I knew we could run the table. The best defense is a good offense, right?
See also: run, table
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