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run the table

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To finish a season undefeated: When a team runs the table in a major conference and then wins one of the big bowl games, it usually finds a national title at the end

[1990s+ Football; fr the feat of sinking all the balls on the table successively in pool]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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