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I heard a person saying this on a video:

"I wanted to get a rundown on what happened! "

 Rundown in this case means "information"? What situation it's mostly used?


11:49 AM Dec 09 2010 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Hi! That's right: "rundown" means a summary of what happened, or information about what happened. It is usually given quickly, that's why it is called a RUNdown. For example: "Can you give me a rundown of what was discussed at the meeting this morning?"


12:45 AM Dec 10 2010 |


Viet Nam

Awesome, Teacher Amy, you're are so helpful. However, I think it's really good if you give us a hint that you guys, the native English speaker use the phrase in very common or not. We are the ESL learners on the way trying to sound naturally like the native way. So it's really help if we know which phrase is used in common and which is not

02:14 AM Dec 12 2010 |

Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Thanks for the feedback! "Rundown" is a fairly common expression. It is not something we use every day, but I would say that all native speakers know this expression and have probably used it at some point.


06:24 PM Dec 12 2010 |



Thanks teacher!!!

10:16 AM Dec 14 2010 |