on the run
Prepositional phrase
  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see on, run
    The skier's wife had the baby while he was still on the run.
  2. (idiomatic) Fleeing.
    The suspect in the robbery is still on the run.
  3. (idiomatic) At a disadvantage; forced to abandon a position.
    The corruption charges against her aides have her on the run.
  4. (idiomatic) Constantly traveling or moving from place to place.
    She's a busy executive and always on the run.
    He had to eat on the run.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: en cavale
  • German: auf der Flucht
  • Italian: in fuga, latitante, uccel di bosco
  • French: en vadrouille

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