dead run



dead run (third-person singular simple present dead runs, present participle dead running, simple past and past participle dead ran)

  1. (idiomatic) To come as fast as one can, often in a harried state.
    When she saw smoke coming from the kitchen, the old woman came in on the dead run to remove the burned loaf of bread from the oven.


Last modified on 2 September 2010, at 04:24