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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."

Rake in: 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."

Ride (n.): Car. 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.

Rock (v.): 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."

Rule (v.): 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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