to run out of time

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - run out of time

"to run out of time"

to have no time left


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - run out of time

Two students are talking right after taking an exam ...

Student 1:  How do you think you did on the exam?

Student 2:  I don't think I did very well.

Student 1:  Why do you think that.

Student 2:  I only managed to get sixty percent of the questions answered before time was up.

Student 1:  Don't you just hate it when you run out of time?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - run out of time

Two factory supervisors are talking ...

Supervisor 1:  Did you get that order shipped yesterday?

Supervisor 2:  It seems like there is never enough time to fill orders.

Supervisor 1:  You ran out of time?

Supervisor 2:  Yes. And with the new policy, we couldn't stay and work overtime to finish it.

to run out of time - Usage:


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to run out of time - Gerund Form:

Running out of time before you are finished is not good.

to run out of time - Examples:

1)  How often do you find yourself running out of time? Weekly, daily, hourly?

2)  They know they are running out of time, so it is now or never. 

3)  The Syrian regime is running out of time to defeat the rebels

4)  The President's record on the environment is weak, and we are running out of time to stop abrupt climate change.

5)  I do think we are running out of time, less than 2 years but still think we are OK.

6)  If you can not come to a decision by reasoning or if you run out of time, guess.

7)  Every year I make myself insane trying to get everything done and then I still run out of time.

8)  You have to get your tasks done in time before you run out of time.

9)  If you're hemming and hawing, you may just run out of time.

10)  I want do to something important before I run out of time.

11)  Effort can be applied, but if you run out of time you are sunk.

12)  If your trade mark application is not accepted and it runs out of time, it will lapse.

13)  The genius of the movie lies on the idea that when one runs out of time he dies.

14)  If a player runs out of time, it will be a standard foul.

15)  It took a long time, so I ran out of time and I have to go to work now.

16)  Our battery test didn't complete because we ran out of time.

17)  If one of the players ran out of time, then I think it would have been declared a draw.

18)  You left the things you hate until the end of the day and ran out of time to get to them.

19)  Like I said, we just ran out of time. We were just playing the clock.

20)  We got it up and ran out of time and energy to complete it.