Can anybody please explain this expression and the reason "run" is there (and not for example run-into) and how this can be related to gauntlet?
The expression has been used in sentences like these:
- You're likely to run the gauntlet of raucous secondary-school children en route to the nearest shop.
- ... passes through a gauntlet of raucous protesters.
- ... negotiated their way through a menacing gauntlet of raucous whites shouting racial epithets.
- ... battling the gauntlet of raucous crowds.