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    jaded/run things clean


    The driver was a jaded man, but he ran things clean on his bus. He refused to tolerate drunkenness or debauchery or loud voices.

    Does "jaded" mean "tired" here or maybe some other interpretation is more appropriate?

    "He ran things clean on his bus" - I understand he wanted to keep order
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    Re: jaded/run things clean

    See this: Jaded - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    Definition of JADED

    : fatigued by overwork : exhausted
    : made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by surfeit

    The second sentence explains what the author meant by saying he ran things clean. People had to behave themselves.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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