run behind schedule

idiom

Definition of run behind schedule

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.

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“Run behind schedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20behind%20schedule. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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