1: a chess opening in which a player risks one or more pawns or a minor piece to gain an advantage in position
2a (1): a remark intended to start a conversation or make a telling point: topic (2): b : a calculated move : stratagem (personal note: see? It could have had something to do with gambling)
gammit: Unknown because there is no word in the dictionary that matches it.
1: the whole series of recognized musical notes
2: an entire range or series
Therefore, "Run the gamut": To cover a whole range: as in “The students' reactions to the novel ran the gamut from delight to loathing.”
1: a glove worn with medieval armor to protect the hand
2: any of various protective gloves used especially in industry
3: an open challenge (as to combat) —used in phrases like throw down the gauntlet
4: a dress glove extending above the wrist
Therefore, "Running the gauntlet": (originally gantlet, and, rarely, gantlope or gantelope) is a form of physical punishment wherein a man is compelled to run between two rows — a gauntlet — of soldiers who strike him as he passes.