run\ rings\ around

run\ rings\ around
• run circles around
• run rings around
v. phr.
To show that you can do a task much better than; do better than (someone) very easily.

In spelling, Ruth could run circles around Barbara any day.

Frank ran rings around the other boys on the basketball team.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • run rings around — (someone/something) to show much more skill or ability than someone or something else. International gangs of art thieves have run rings around national police. Olympic hockey runs rings around the game played by professionals …   New idioms dictionary

  • run rings around — verb To demonstrate superiority, or greater skill than another person, team or group of people. Liverpool ran rings around Ipswich in a 5 0 victory on Saturday. Syn: run circles around …   Wiktionary

  • run rings around — See: RUN CIRCLES AROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run rings around — See: RUN CIRCLES AROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run rings around — phrasal see run circles around …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • run rings around — ► run (or make) rings round (or around) informal outclass or outwit easily. Main Entry: ↑ring …   English terms dictionary

  • Run rings around — perform with far greater success …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • run rings around — Australian Slang perform with far greater success …   English dialects glossary

  • run rings around — idi to surpass; outdo …   From formal English to slang

  • run rings around — phrasal : to show marked superiority over : defeat decisively or overwhelmingly * * * see ring I …   Useful english dictionary

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