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Ring

A place on an exchange assigned for the trading of certain commodities, futures, or options. It is also called a pit or a trading pit.

ring

See pit.
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Those hayseed Limbaugh listeners may not possess Derbyshire's vocabulary, but they run rings around him in the real world.
Things only get worse for him when the youngsters of the Emmerdale Explorers run rings around him.
I remember he used to talk about the Boro Swifts, and naturally Don used to run rings around us when we played, for fun of course.
RM alluded to the fact that southerners could run rings around the Geordies.
Today, the Daily Post unveils the catalogue of administration and diplomatic loopholes which allow illegal workers and ruthless Snakehead gangs to run rings around the immigration service.
If I do goad him into standing up for his rights, people run rings around him.
One local contact of mine who has had postings in Russia and Eastern Europe reckons the Indonesians could run rings around their post Soviet-bloc counterparts.
It may lose something in its network manageability aspects, and it may be somewhat harder to install than what most people expect from NAS-you know, like the Quantum's SnapServer or Maxtor's MaxAttach products, but it'll probably run rings around any "standard" NAS device.