Running Interference

Running interference is usually an American football term with the following meaning: to stop or block players of the opponents team so they cannot get to the ball. For example, ” The guard ran interference for the quarterback (quarterback was running with the ball) and he made a first down.”

It can also be used in business or personal instances,
“Get Jill in accounting to run interference for you by presenting the numbers.”

You can think of a personal instance for this metaphor, but I was using it in my head as I was running to a play on 48th Street off 7th Avenue in New York City and had to dodge many people on the sidewalk. However, I misused the metaphor as I had to have people behind me trying to get somewhere and I was helping. I was just running and dodging.


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