Definition of read the runes in English:
British Try to forecast the outcome of a situation by analysing all the significant factors involved: the Chancellor read the runes and introduced additional tax measures
More example sentences
- The MacTaggart Lecture is the opening event when a senior figure in broadcasting reads the runes.
- Politicians and diplomats on both sides have also been reading the runes, and while each side has claimed a victory of sorts there is little doubt the advantage has slipped Washington's way.
- And, for as long as they prefer a conjuror's wand to a handset, they will have to go on reading the runes to detect much of an impact, for IT, on productivity.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan