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Run that one by me

Posted by Smokey Stover on July 27, 2007

In Reply to: Run that one by me posted by ESC on July 27, 2007

: : What does 'run that one by me again' mean?

: Repeat what you just said. Tell me again.

And if you said, "Let me run that by Jim," it means let me see what Jim has to say when I tell him. It's often used when you or someone else is seeking the opinion of another in regard to a suggestion. "I thought that was a good idea, so I ran it by the boss." It means you are parading the idea (or "that one") in front of someone else, as you might parade a horse or other animal at, say, an auction or appraisal.