run one's course

idiom

Definition of run one's course

of a thing
: to progress in the usual way She'll be fine soon. The illness usually runs its course in a few days.

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“Run one's course.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20one%27s%20course. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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