run to

World English Dictionary
run to
 
vb
(intr, preposition) to be sufficient for: my income doesn't run to luxuries

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Idioms & Phrases

run to

  1. Amount to, as in The total will run to thousands of dollars. This usage employs run in the sense of "extend." [Mid-1500s]

  2. Lean toward, favor, as in My taste runs to chocolate desserts. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s] Also see run to earth; run to form; run to seed.

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