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Run the table

DEFINITION

Defeat competitors before they have an opportunity to play.  A  term coming from playing pool where someone hits ball after ball until there are no more for his competition to sink in. Can be used in any situation where a winner takes over a competition or a path to success.  (Compare to Dominate the backboards.)

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