Idioms beginning with R

run for cover

Meaning: to seek shelter

Example: We ran for cover as soon as the storm broke. Read on

run a tight ship

Meaning: to be strict about something

Example: Martha runs a tight ship at home. With 4 kids to take care of at home, she cannot have it any other way. Read on

rain check

Meaning: to give an assurance of not doing something right now but later

Example: The couple took a rain check today from the school duties because it is their anniversary and they wanted to spend the day together. Read on

ring fencing

Meaning: to create a separate legal entity through the way of off-shore accounting in order to protect some assets in a corporation

Example: It was the ring fencing that protected this company from an almost certain doom. Read on

rise and shine

Meaning: to ask someone to wake up and become active in the daily chores

Example: The sun is up, rise and shine! Read on

rome was not built in one day

Meaning: admirable results always take time

Example: The Oswal's have really worked hard in building their empire. Rome was after all not built in one day. Read on

run out of steam

Meaning: to lose the effect that something ones had

Example: The project ran out of steam quite early on and then for it to take of was obviously quite difficult. Read on

roaring trade

Meaning: to do business quickly

Example: The vegetable vendor was doing a roaring trade in the market today. Read on

rat race

Meaning: to be following a routine that is both, exhaustive as well as competitive

Example: The man has been in a rat race all his life. No wonder he is enjoying his retired life to the fullest. Read on

race against time

Meaning: effort to do something as soon as possible

Example: The completion of this project was honestly a race against time. The client needed to have filed the documents in the court by today at any cost. Read on

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love child

Meaning: a child born out of wedlock

Example: The new actress in that movie is rumoured to be the love child of one of the most famous actors of the previous generation. Read on

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