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English definition of “make (all) the running”

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make (all) the running

UK
to do the best and most work: British companies have often made all the running in developing new ideas, but have then failed to market them.
Translations of “make (all) the running”
in Chinese (Traditional) 率先, 帶頭, 做榜樣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 率先, 带头, 做榜样…
(Definition of make (all) the running from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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