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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: run late Reply with quote

What does the first sentence below mean?

"The president was running late." Go behind the scenes of our Oval Office interview, and hear the audio, on today's episode of The Daily.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If someone is "running late" it means they will not be on time. For example, if you have an appointment at 10:00 and you aren't going to make it on time, you can call and tell them you are running late and would it be okay if you got there at 10:30.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet:
Thank you.
Since it was part of the headline, I wondered if it had any special meaning. Was that worthy of being included into the headline?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't find the original, so I don't know why that particular thing was emphasized, but I can't see what other meaning it would have.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet:
Thanks for your response.
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