behind schedule

idiom

: not according to schedule : late
We're running about five minutes behind schedule.

Examples of behind schedule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Already running years behind schedule because of budget shortfalls and a variety of technical problems that cost Boeing some $1.4 billion to correct, NASA had hoped to get the Starliner into orbit on May 6. William Harwood, CBS News, 1 June 2024 The Starliner program has since fallen far behind schedule and gone over budget. Geoff Brumfiel, NPR, 1 June 2024 The fight at Pointe du Hoc Rudder’s Task Force A had a rough start: A wrong turn in their landing craft put them 30 minutes behind schedule. James Sandy, The Conversation, 21 May 2024 Headlines tout massive subsidy awards for semiconductor plants, but construction is already falling behind schedule. Lindsay Lewis, The Mercury News, 24 May 2024 Both the Moxy Wynwood and Amrit, along with Gale Miami, are behind schedule. Vinod Sreeharsha, Miami Herald, 22 May 2024 While Boeing has been under intense scrutiny in recent months because of problems with its 737 airliners, the Starliner program, while behind schedule, is a separate operation. William Harwood, CBS News, 7 May 2024 Because the project was behind schedule, Henry regularly worked overtime. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2024 That component did lead to typical construction delays and also some permitting delays that put us behind schedule. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2024

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“Behind schedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/behind%20schedule. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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