Definition of behind time in US English:

behind time


  • Late.

    • ‘A company spokesman said very little silage had been cut and the season was already about three to four weeks behind time.’
    • ‘We arrived at York station 11 minutes behind time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There were some delays and various problems over the years resulted in the project being very much behind time.’
    • ‘‘The Port Tunnel is somewhat behind time, but it's still progressing well,’ Tobin said.’
    • ‘We were running quite a while behind time as we got to central London.’
    • ‘"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.’
    late, not on time, behind, behind schedule, behind target, behindhand, delayed, running late, overdue, belated, tardy, unpunctual
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