Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

run it (by/past) someone

run it by someonerun it past someone
Meaning(s)
1) tell someone about something to inform them or receive their opinion
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    • run an idea by/past someone
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  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Sorry, I didn't quite understand what you were trying to say, do you mind running it past me again?
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Before we sign anything, I just want to run these documents by our legal team to make sure everything is above board.
    2. In my meeting with the boss, I ran a few ideas past him about ways we could improve our efficiency. He was very receptive.
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