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    2. A 'run-in' is an argument, or some other trouble, with someone else. It usually implies you had a chance encounter with them as well. I had a run-in with my landlord. He really wants his rent. 'Picayune' is a somewhat uncommon word that means 'of little value' or 'petty.' In this context, it is being used to emphasize the argument between Schumer and McCaskill (the run-in) was of little consequence and should not have happened to begin with. The encounter (run-in) is what spoke volumes. 'Speak volumes' is an idiom that basically means to reveal a great deal of information. The way a person dresses speaks volumes about their character.

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