come running

1) to do exactly as someone tells you in a way that makes you look weak

She just looks at him, and he comes running like a puppy.

2) to ask someone for help or sympathy, especially in a way that is annoying
come running to:

Don't come running to me when Linda dumps you.


English dictionary. 2014.

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