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.