run out of time


: to have no more time to do or complete something
We ran out of time and didn't finish the project.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Clemens and Bonds have run out of time, and now Clemens’ fate will likely end up in the hands of Today’s Game Committee that will vote in December. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2022 Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has run out of time., 23 Dec. 2021 Senator Elizabeth Warren says Wells Fargo has run out of time to fix the many internal problems that have harmed its customers. Bill Hardekopf, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Others say Hanen, in Texas, could decide that DACA has run out of time. Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2020 Partisan fighting prompted Senate Republicans to postpone consideration of spending measures until later in July, further increasing the risk that Congress will run out of time and will fail to pass the one dozen spending measures by the Sept. 30 deadline. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, 7 July 2020 The New York Times first reported the committee has withdrawn its outstanding subpoenas, an admission that the committee has run out of time to receive its requested information. Scott Macfarlane, CBS News, 29 Dec. 2022 The stories, however, feel slight, with intriguing premises that don't necessarily pay off as much as simply run out of time -- neutralizing the impact of the individual filmmakers, and creating an overall impression of an exercise that despite its promise proves pretty consistently disappointing. Brian Lowry, CNN, 25 Oct. 2022 Birch said a number of states have brought bills to floors of their respective legislatures and even though a few will run out of time this session, Birch is hopeful the legislation could be brought back in 2023. Brooks Sutherland, The Enquirer, 1 July 2022 See More

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“Run out of time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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