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    to run rings around

    Ronaldo and Pauleta have already shown that they can run rings around these ah Spaniards.

    can someone tell me what the expression "to run rings around smb" means?

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    Re: to run rings around

    Imagine a foot race where one competitor is so much faster than another that he can literally run in circles around the other runner and still win the race.


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    Re: to run rings around

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo View Post
    Ronaldo and Pauleta have already shown that they can run rings around these ah Spaniards.
    can someone tell me what the expression "to run rings around smb" means?
    It means to be so far ahead of someone, talent wise, in this case, so much better a soccer player, that before one of the Spaniards could even move, the other two soccer players could run around them a number of times.

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