Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

run with it

run with it
1) continue with an idea or action
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  • Analysis
    To ‘run with’ something (such as an idea or a suggestion) means to take something, accept it, use it and develop it further. “Let’s run with that approach.” “He took the advice I gave him and just ran with it.” If someone says ‘let’s run with that’ it means they approve of the idea or the approach and are giving it the go-ahead. “Let’s run with that and see how we get on.” You will often hear this expression in professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When I pitched my story idea, my editor told me to run with it.
    2. The strategy is to develop a goal and just run with it, then figure out details along the way.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If we don't have any better suggestions we'll have to run with our first idea.
    2. I was not sure about this decision myself, but my supervisor encouraged me to run with it so it's out of my hands.
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