Meaning of “run the gauntlet” in the English Dictionary

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"run the gauntlet" in British English

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run the gauntlet

to have to deal with a lot of people who are criticizing or attacking you:

Every day they had to run the gauntlet of hostile journalists on their way to school.

(Definition of “run the gauntlet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)