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run circles around

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run circles around

verb phrase

To be much faster or more effective than someone or something: They follow directions and they run circles around other teams (1940s+)

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  • The latter young gentleman said that with his car he could run circles around the persons to whom the other made reference.

    The Auto Boys' Quest James A Braden
  • I'll get a horse some day that'll run circles around that ol' black scound'el.

    When A Man's A Man Harold Bell Wright
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run circles around

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