run sheep run

noun

Definition of run sheep run

: a game in which one group of players hide and their leader tries to guide them safely home by calling “run, sheep, run” when he thinks they can escape being caught by those searching

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First Known Use of run sheep run

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Run sheep run.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20sheep%20run. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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