One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late.‘she was now behind time and had to rush’
late, not on time, behind, behind schedule, behind target, behindhand, delayed, running late, overdue, belated, tardy, unpunctualView synonyms
- ‘If you are running behind time it is much more effective to answer all questions briefly than it is to answer a few really well.’
- ‘‘The Port Tunnel is somewhat behind time, but it's still progressing well,’ Tobin said.’
- ‘There were some delays and various problems over the years resulted in the project being very much behind time.’
- ‘"This should be treated with urgency, because we are already behind time.’
- ‘The council fired the company saying they were behind time and over budget.’
- ‘We were running quite a while behind time as we got to central London.’
- ‘We arrived at York station 11 minutes behind time.’
- ‘On another occasion, fire gutted the then indoor arena one show morning, but the schedule still went ahead only a few minutes behind time.’
- ‘Right now, there was no scope for pretence - Bhubanpati was way behind time.’
- ‘A company spokesman said very little silage had been cut and the season was already about three to four weeks behind time.’
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