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Rain or shine
: No matter what the weather is like; No matter what.
ex: "The parade will be held rain or shine."
: To make a lot of money;
ex: "He's really raking it in these days."
Red eye (n.)
: An overnight flight;
ex: "I caught the red eye to Denver."
ex: "Nice ride!"
Ride shotgun (v.)
: To ride in the front passenger seat of a car.
ex: "I wanna ride shotgun!"
Road rage (n.)
: The modern phenomenon of angry, aggressive driving, which sometimes leads to arguing, fighting, etc. between drivers.
: To be great.
ex: "That rocks!" (That's really great!)
Roll with it (v.)
: To go with the flow; To accept things as they come.
Rub (someone) the wrong way (v.)
: To bother someone; To annoy (someone).
ex: "There's something about her that rubs me the wrong way."
: To be great/ the best.
ex: "That band rules!
(To give someone) the runaround/(To get) the runaround
: To deceive someone, usually in the form of evasive excuses.
ex: "I wanted to get some concrete answers, but they just gave me the runaround."
Run (something) by (someone) (v.)
: To tell someone something, usually to get approval, etc.
ex: "That's a good idea. I'll run it by my parents and see what they think."
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