behind time


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behind (one's) time

1. Old fashioned or antiquated, as in manner, beliefs, style, etc. I love grandpa, but he is really behind his time when it comes to what constitutes an acceptable relationship. The filmmaker seems to be as behind his time as the films he makes.
2. Later than expected, scheduled, or is appropriate. The driver is always arriving behind his time to collect us.
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behind time

Later than expected, scheduled, or is appropriate. Go ahead and begin the meal without us, we're running a little behind time. We're sorry for being a little behind time with our takeoff, ladies and gentlemen. We should be departing shortly.
See also: behind, time

behind time

see under behind in.
See also: behind, time

ahead of/behind ˈtime

early/late: He arrived ahead of time, and had to wait.The trains are running behind time again today.
See also: ahead, behind, of, time
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Explaining how he was medically withdrawn on the penultimate leg of the march, he told the inquest: "At this point I realised I was well behind time.
Explaining how he was medically withdrawn on the penultimate leg of the march he told the inquest: "At this point I realised I was well behind time.
Explaining how he was medically withdrawn on the second-to-last leg of the march, he told the inquest: "At this point I realised I was well behind time.
The scheme is over budget, way behind time and inhuman.
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So the office managers can tell them to work harder as they are behind time.
If the patient agrees, you can certainly listen to any information and help the relative understand what is happening, or remind staff the intravenous infusion is running behind time, but it is not your role to adjust it.
He said that the Control Chamber's report pointed at the fact that schools were provided with internet access behind time.
Quinz is still a novice as he was unconvincing in his first spell over fences but he is a transformed individual this term, winning at Exeter and Ascot before Christmas and running respectably at Cheltenham behind Time For Rupert.
Awkward shapes in the garden meant we were behind time with the planting, but it all turned out well.
Evidenced by the many national and international tributes that flowed in after news of his death, Professor Peter Cullen achieved what he'd hoped for: getting the message through to all Australians, in an accessible way, that more intelligent water and river management is an overriding national priority, running behind time.
When the creative genius behind Time magazine was in grade school, he told his family, "I'm going to put out a magazine .
As Toytown jumped the 11th fence, Phillips saw the clock and realised she was behind time, so kicked on through the treble and caught a pole in the middle element.
The new Wembley Stadium is running yet further behind time and will not be completed until after September - a development that was as predictable as England's early exit in Germany.
Surprisingly, registration fees were fourth behind time of year and dates of the meeting.