run the gauntlet Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ofhostilejournalists on ​their way to ​school.
(Definition of run the gauntlet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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