behind time

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.
See also: behind, time
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behind time

see under behind in.
See also: behind, time
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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