run on

Idioms & Phrases

run on

  1. Keep going, continue; also, remain in effect. For example, That murder trial has been running on for months, or How much longer can this debt be allowed to run on? [Late 1500s]

  2. Talk at length; see go on, def. 5.

  3. Continue a text without a break; see run in, def. 2.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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