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Run the gauntlet


Work through a series of obstacles. A gauntlet is some type of interference, wall or obstacles posing a problem to be resolved; so to run through it is to endure.

“He had a 3¬† hour long job interview because they ran him through the gauntlet to assess his abilities.”

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