This page is about the slang term run-in.

Meaning: a serious argument or problem with someone

For example:

  • Don was walking his dog when he had a run-in with someone he'd sold a used car to. The guy was angry about the problems he'd had with it.

  • One of my kids had a run-in with the law yesterday. He was stopped for speeding and then charged with driving an unregistered car.

Quick Quiz:

We could see that Terry was having a run-in with the guy because they were

a. laughing together

b. shaking hands

c. shouting at each other

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Contributor: Matt Errey