a run on something - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. 1
    a situation in which a lot of people want to buy something at the same time

    There’s always a run on sunglasses at this time of year.

  2. 2
    a time when a lot of people take their money out of a bank at the same time

    Nervousness from investors led to a run on some banks.

  3. 3
    a situation in which a lot of people sell a particular currency (=dollars, pounds, yen etc) with the result that its value falls
See also main entry: run