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.
See also: behind, time

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.
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behind time

see under behind in.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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References in classic literature ?
On our presenting ourselves at the paybox we were gruffly directed to go round to Castle Street, and were informed that we were half-an-hour behind our time.