Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

in the run-up to

in the run-up to
1) the period of time before an important action or event
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    • things are very busy in the run-up to Christmas
  • Analysis

    The expression in the run up to refers to the time before a significant event or action.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. There is so much to prepare and do in the run-up to Christmas that it can be overwhelming at times. Perhaps next year I will see if I can get someone else to pitch in and help me with it.
    2. Both political candidates ramped up their campaigns in the run-up to the election, visiting different parts of the country to meet voters and deliver speeches.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Staff worked overtime in the run-up to the product's launch. Everyone wanted to make sure that the roll-out went as smoothly as possible.
    2. We have a lot to organise in the run-up to the event we need to organise catering, decorations and entertainment for the evening.
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