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Run of the House (The)


He has the run of the house. Free access to it, and free liberty to partake of whatever comes to table. A “run of events” means a series of good, bad, and indifferent, as they may chance to succeed each other. And the “run of the house” means the food and domestic arrangements as they ordinarily occur.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Rumpelstilzchen [Rumple-stilts-skin]
Rumping Dozen
Run Amuck
Run a Rig (To)
Run Riot (To)
Run Thin (To)
Run a Man Down (To)
Run of the House (The)
Runs may Read (He that)
Running Footman
Running Leather
Running Thursday
Running Water
Running the Hood
Runcible Spoon (A)