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running late

This page is about the collocation running late

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

behind schedule

For example

  • Our bus was running late, so we didn't get to school on time.

  • The president's running a little late, but he should be here soon.

Quick Quiz

If trains are running late, they're

a. running late at night

b. not leaving on time

c. going very slowly

Contributor: Matt Errey