run circles around
or run rings around phrasal to show marked superiority over ; defeat decisively or overwhelmingly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • run\ circles\ 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run circles around — also[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run circles around — also[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run circles around — verb To outperform by a great margin. You may think youre a fast typist, but hell run circles around you any day! …   Wiktionary

  • run circles around someone — If you can run circles around someone, you are smarter and intellectually quicker than they are …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • run circles around you — run faster than you, win easily    Billy can run circles around any boy in school. He s very fast …   English idioms

  • run circles around someone —    If you can run circles around someone, you are smarter and intellectually quicker than they are.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Run circles around someone —   If you can run circles around someone, you are smarter and intellectually quicker than they are …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

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