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Re: Run the reasoning

Posted by Smokey Stover on September 09, 2007

In Reply to: Run the reasoning posted by Meral on September 09, 2007

: Could you please tell me the meaning of "to run the reasoning"?

Although this is not a common saying, I think it can be deciphered, unless I am proved wrong by the context.

"Run the numbers" is a common way to demonstrate a conclusion logically by the numbers, so to speak. You could also use the phrase as an imperative: "Show me how the numbers prove the case." "Run the reasoning" could be meant as a parallel phrase, meaning, show me, step by step, how you arrived at your conclusion.
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