run for cover
run for cover
- to seek shelter
- hurry to a warm dry place
- usually to get out of bad weather
- it is also used to describe getting to a safe place when in a war zone
or any place that is being bombed or attacked
- to attempt to guard yourself from a bad situation or from being criticized
- We ran for cover as soon as the storm broke.
- My dog runs for cover if you shout on it a bit.
- Don’t run for cover now go face your wife and tell her the truth about your relations with that woman.
- Man, I hate my mother-in-law I am running for cover from her.
- Remember if your home is attacked by polar bear get in your car and run for cover because you can’t face them.
- Emily Scott runs for cover as she’s pranked by a creepy buffoon.
- The visitors ran for cover when the rain started to fall.
- Sayda and Michelle ran for cover as soon as they heard the forecast of hurricane in their way.
- It’s about to start the rain let run for cover because I hate to be wet in such cold weather.
Though, the origin of the expression is obscure, but phrase gained straight popularity after the release of a western film named “Run for Cover” in 1955 directed by Nicholas Ray, later the phrase was used in title and lyrics of many hit songs.
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