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Get run over

Posted by Bookwom on December 16, 2002

In Reply to: Get run over posted by R. Berg on December 16, 2002

: : Does anyone know the meaning of "get run over"?

: : In this case:

: : "We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over."

: : Thanks in advance

: Getting run over means being in a traffic accident. A car or other vehicle will "run over" (knock down and drive over the body of) a person standing in the road.

Figuratively, your sentence can mean that when one does not pursue a definite course of action, one pays a price.

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