Check out: leave; pay bills.
e.g. We are going to check out the hotel at noon.
Check up on: investigate.
e.g. The account will check up on the sum of money unaccounted for.
Run down: hit with a vehicle
e.g. The old man was run down by the bus.
Run down: stop functioning
e.g. My lawn mower is running down; I need to get a new one.
Run into: meet by accident
e.g. Yesterday, I ran into an old friend that I had not seen for decades.
Run out of: not have any more of something
e.g. Hurry! We're running out of time!
Knuckle down: get busy doing something.
e.g. Come on! Knuckle down! We don’t have much time left.
Kiss off: kill (slang).
e.g. The man kissed off his rival with a gun.
Dance on air: be very happy.
e.g. When she heard the good news, she was dancing on air.
Dance to another tune: change one,s manner, act very differently.
e.g. What I,m going to tell you will make you dance to another tune.
PREPOSITIONAL WORDS AND PHRASES
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