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    Arrears or Overdue?

    What is the correct word if I want to explain that we have been delayed with deliveries of something ?

    # We are in arrears?

    # We are overdue?

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    Re: Arrears or Overdue?

    'We are in arrears' means that we owe money.

    'Deliveries are overdue'.

    (Are you supplying the goods or waiting for them?)

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: Arrears or Overdue?

    I mean supplying

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    #4

    Re: Arrears or Overdue?

    Quote Originally Posted by regas View Post
    I mean supplying
    "We are behind with deliveries" would work.

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    #5

    Re: Arrears or Overdue?

    If you are supplying them then you are late in making the delivery.


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