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IS: something / someone is late / delayed

Something / someone is late /delayed (IS)

A mode of transport or a person does not appear at the specified time. Unpunctuality or a delay is occurring.


The train will be delayed by a few minutes.

  • Sequence of Movement

    With the index finger, tap three times on an imaginary clock on the person's wrist. In another movement, you place your own wrist against the person's wrist, with your own hand bent inward and the edge of your hand touching the back of the person's hand. In a flowing movement, you now open your hand in such a way that you have an outstretched hand at the end of the movement. The only contact surface during the entire movement is the outer edge of the hand and the back of the person's hand. The movement resembles the sign "from 9.00 to 12.00 o'clock".

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