running at large
- When an animal is not restrained or confined within the property limits of its owner, or when a political candidate is vying for an office elected by a broad region rather than a specific district
- After slipping its leash, the dog was running at large in the neighborhood.
- Despite not belonging to a specific district, the politician was running at large for the state-wide office.
- The farmer was held responsible for the damages caused by his cattle running at large.