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    #1

    get a run

    Hi there,

    What is the meaning of the 'get a run' in the following sentence?

    The show finally gets a run.

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    pete


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    Re: get a run

    one meaning of the noun 'run' is:
    a continuous spell of a particular situation or condition : He's had a run of bad luck.
    • a continuous series of performances : The play had a long run on Broadway.

    So - it means the show had been written but not produced; and now its writer has found financial backing to have it staged and presented in a theatre, where it "finally gets a run".

    (Prior to this, there may have been one-off performances of very limited productions (no fancy sets and costumes, no famous actors) but 'run' means a continuous presentation until attendance drops off and it is no longer profitable to continue to perform the show (or some other reason)
    Last edited by David L.; 06-Oct-2008 at 07:47.

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    #3

    Re: get a run

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    one meaning of the noun 'run' is:
    a continuous spell of a particular situation or condition : He's had a run of bad luck.
    a continuous series of performances : The play had a long run on Broadway.

    So - it means the show had been written but not produced; and now its writer has found financial backing to have it staged and presented in a theatre, where it "finally gets a run".
    Not to be confused with "And the English batsman finally gets a run!"

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    #4

    Re: get a run

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Not to be confused with "And the English batsman finally gets a run!"
    Now now, Raymott. You're not supposed to discuss religion.

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    #5

    Re: get a run

    Hi Raymott,
    thanks

    What did you want to say when you said, 'Not to be confused with "And the English batsman finally gets a run!'
    Pete

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    #6

    Re: get a run

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi Raymott,
    thanks

    What did you want to say when you said, 'Not to be confused with "And the English batsman finally gets a run!'
    Pete
    It is an allusion to cricket. When an English batsman hits a ball and runs, it's called a "run".

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