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    Missing class on colloquial expression 01: after catching up

    Frankly speaking, after learning English as a foreign language for over 20 years, I have always had a skeleton in the closet -- the informal and colloquial expressions.

    Yesterday, when my daughter was running with me, she first caught up with me, and then ran faster than me. So I wanted to say, " Oh, you _____ me." But I could only think of words like surpass/ outstrip etc. How would you, as a native, say in this situation. Thanks.

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    Re: Missing class on colloquial expression 01: after catching up

    Passed.

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    Re: Missing class on colloquial expression 01: after catching up

    Thanks. but is there a phrase like "running over me or run ahead of me" suitable for such situation?

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    Re: Missing class on colloquial expression 01: after catching up

    No. "You're beating me" would work.
    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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