Also, run circles around. Be markedly superior to, as in Ethan runs rings around David in chess, or In spelling, Karen runs circles around her classmates. The first term, dating from the late 1800s, alludes to a horse running around a riding ring much faster than the others.
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How to use run rings around in a sentence
That horse of mine kin run rings around anything they've got.Prairie Flowers | James B. Hendryx
Why, you can run rings around Renton when it comes to playing short!Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team | Lester Chadwick
But he never saw the day that you couldnt run rings around him.Baseball Joe, Home Run King | Lester Chadwick