run behind

run behind

to be late; to run late. We are running behind. You had better hurry. Things are running behind, and we will not finish on time.
See also: behind, run

run behind someone or something

to travel along behind someone or something, running. I will run behind you in the race. Mary ran behind the bicycle until she could not run anymore.
See also: behind, run
References in classic literature ?
At half-past five, there was a rush of four people to the gallery- door; at a quarter before six, there were at least a dozen; at six o'clock the kicks were terrific; and when the elder Master Crummles opened the door, he was obliged to run behind it for his life.
Here the driver broke into a trot, and the old man started to run behind the hearse--sobbing loudly, but with the motion of his running ever and anon causing the sobs to quaver and become broken off.
winner had already run behind Royal Ascoutbound Zebstar, while the third, Tawakkol, was having his fourth outing.
The bar Black Diamond was being run behind a motorcycle showroom Biketech at a dockyard.
These trains continue to run behind schedule by over six to eight hours due to the power grid failure.
Her run behind Clinical at Dundalk back in November reads very well in this context and she's been running credibly all season.
JOLIE JIOCONDE BUILT on her debut run behind Together at Leopardstown when making Aidan O'Brien colt High Ruler work hard for glory in a seven-furlong maiden in Roscommon.
Her latest run behind Again shows she has the ability.
Campbell Hall put together the game's first run behind the play of Ford, who hit a 3-pointer and found Jrue Holiday on a pair of alley-oop passes to key a 12-4 spurt and give the Vikings a 19-12 lead with 2:43 left in the first quarter.
He is prepared to run behind the covering defender, as well as intercept a square pass or crossed ball.
Montoya, who has joined McLaren from Williams, was pleased with his first run behind the wheel of the MP4-20 despite chilly weather in Spain.
PROMOTION hopefuls Torquay put a five-match winless run behind them to complete an impressive double over Northampton.
Cooling and heating are largely catered for by storey-height air ducts that run behind the long hall and under the home base wings from a heat pump that uses the mass of the granite of the hill as a thermal flywheel.
But -unlike other competitors -he will have to run behind bars.
The hosts went into the match with a 13-match unbeaten run behind them but failed to find a rhythm in the first half which was scrappy, scoreless and disappointing.