Run Circles around Someone

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Perform a task better than others

Etymology:

  • In the late 19th century, the writer who introduced this phrase might have thought about two runners. One of the runners was extremely fast and efficient that it wouldn’t be difficult for him to run circles “rings”, and can go on to win the race. Today, if you’re capable of running rings around someone else then you probably are better than that person.
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Rex thinks he’s the best but Jonathan can certainly run circles around him.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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correr círculos alrededor de alguien

faire des cercles autour de quelqu'un

corri intorno a qualcuno

誰かの周りに円を描く

누군가를 둘러싼 다

在某人周围转圈

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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