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    Default Run Numbers out of and Run Something by Someone

    Hi guys,

    While watching an episode of Entourage TV show I stumbled across two apparently meaningless expression to me.
    The first one is Eric's line referring to Turtle:

    "Your grandmother ran numbers out of a deli, Turtle!"
    Q1: Run numbers; What does it mean?
    The second is Drama's line addressing Brooke Shields:

    "I just wanted to run something by you before I pitch it to the director."
    Q2: Run something by someone; What does it mean? getting permission or advice?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Default Re: Run Numbers out of and Run Something by Someone

    Quote Originally Posted by shahin_67 View Post
    Hi guys,

    While watching an episode of Entourage TV show I stumbled across two apparently meaningless expression to me.
    The first one is Eric's line referring to Turtle:

    "Your grandmother ran numbers out of a deli, Turtle!"
    Q1: Run numbers; What does it mean?
    The second is Drama's line addressing Brooke Shields:

    "I just wanted to run something by you before I pitch it to the director."
    Q2: Run something by someone; What does it mean? getting permission or advice?

    Thanks in advance,
    For "run numbers" have a look here: Re: What does the phrase "Running numbers" mean
    When you run something by someone, you tell them about it and get their advice on it.

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