"Midnight already? Zounds! My wife will heap contumely upon my head!"
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"He's running late this morning. He unexpectedly snapped out of denial."
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"Maybe you'd better go ahead and order for me."
"Lou can't make the meeting. He's dead."
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"When the roll is called up yonder, I shall be very much surprised if any of the Penn Central management people are there."
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"Metro-North is proud to announce that this morning's trains are running on or close to schedule. The eight-oh-two, however, is not among them."
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We are being held momentarily to annoy Karen's girlfriend, who's been waiting at the restaurant for, like, twenty minutes.
"Any chance of an upgrade to a flight that's on time?"
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"I'm running late—some people were waiting for my table so I had to take my sweet time."
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"Sorry I'm late, chief - I had a little trouble working out my grooming strategy this morning."
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"Sorry I'm late."
"Are we late?"
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"Sorry I'm late. Traffic was awful this morning."
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"Yes, but you're a half hour late in dog minutes."
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"Josh, can you call my 3:30 and let them know I'll be a little late and completely unfocused."
"We'll start the meeting as soon as the designated scapegoat arrives."
"Your appointment with the doctor is at eleven-fifteen, but his appointment with you is at twelve-fifteen."
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The executive board meeting was - once again - delayed due to the tardiness of C.E.O. Godot.
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Husband concerned about being late whilst wife has plastic surgery.
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"I must have completely lost track of time."
"Oops! Time for my gun lesson."
"I'm going to be late for that meeting – I've got to suck out some venom."
"Sorry I'm late. I got caught up at home being happy."
"Sorry I'm late. We were delayed when Rudolph caught a drone in his antlers."
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