run behind schedule

idiom

1
: to arrive and/or leave later than the time that is expected
The trains are running behind schedule.
2
: to do something or happen later than planned or expected or to take longer than planned or expected
The doctor's appointments are running behind schedule today.
The doctor is running behind schedule today.
The project is running behind schedule.

Examples of run behind schedule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So far, though, the project — centered around one long rafting ride and financed with more than $50 million of public money from the city and county — has run behind schedule and run over budget. Kyle Whitmire, al, 25 Mar. 2023 For example, the aircraft’s first flight of the day may have been fine, but if the second flight had maintenance problems and arrived late, then the third flight would probably run behind schedule, which could in turn affect any subsequent flights. Nerdwallet, cleveland, 31 July 2022 Tournaments take up entire weekends and often run behind schedule. The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2022 It was initially slated to take off in November but has run behind schedule. Julia Musto, Fox News, 23 Oct. 2021 Presidential and vice presidential trips frequently run behind schedule but Harris' delay in Singapore was more than three hours. Courtney Subramanian, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2021 And, if anything, those studies tend to run behind schedule, not finish early. Matthew Perrone, Chron, 1 July 2021 Staffers said there are many transit options in the area and heavy traffic often causes the bus to run behind schedule. Paulina Pineda, The Arizona Republic, 29 Oct. 2020

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“Run behind schedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20behind%20schedule. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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