run high

idiom

: to be or become very strong or intense
Emotions are running high between the two teams.
Passions often run high in these debates.

Examples of run high in a Sentence

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“Run high.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20high. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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