in the running: meaning and explanation
If you are in the running for something, you are still involved in the competition for something and therefore still have a chance of being successful.
For example – if you say that four people are in the running for a job, it means that the company are considering four different people – they all have a chance of getting the job.
Have a go at this dictation exercise to hear this expression being used in context – how much can you understand?
Accent: England (RP)
Write your answers to these questions in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you with some feedback:
- The photo for this exercise is of an athletics track. Why do you think I chose this photo?
- Are you currently in the running for anything?
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