10 excuses for being late

10 Excuses for Being Late

1. Sorry I'm late.
2. I overslept. (= I slept longer than I should have)
3. My alarm didn't go off.
4. I had to wait ages for a bus. (ages = a very long time)
5. The bus was late.
6. The traffic was terrible.
7. I couldn't find a parking spot.
8. I got lost coming here.
9. I was tied up in a meeting. (tied up = occupied, impossible to escape)
10. I just lost track of time. (= I didn't notice what time it was)
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