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    Thumbs down run up

    After explaining about rules and procudures etc. I ended the sentence by sayong : "This is the lowdown for you on 'civil marriage'." Afterwards, I realised "lowdown" is normally used for revealing some secret. If it is no secret and only explanation, can I use the phrases like "run down on civil marriage" or "run up on civil marriage". If there is any other word or phrase which will be more appropriate here?

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    Re: run up

    Lowdown works if you want it to mean inside information:

    The real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information (usually prec. by the): We gave them the lowdown on the new housing project.

    The whole truth: gave us the lowdown on what happened at the party.

    lowdown - Definitions from Dictionary.com


    Rundown also works. It means, a quick review or summary of main points of information, usually oral: This brief rundown of past events will bring you up to date.

    rundown - Definitions from Dictionary.com


    Does that help?

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    Post Re: run up

    Thanks a lot. It's very clear to me and I can use these phrases freely now.

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    Re: run up

    You're most welcome.

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