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    Why the apology was long in coming.


    Hello,

    I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me interpret the following sentence:

    Chief on why the apology was long in coming
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    Does it mean that the apology was long overdue?
    Whatever the answer is, I still can't understand the use of "in." Could you explain it to me?

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    Re: Why the apology was long in coming.

    Where did you encounter the quoted phrase (I can't call it a sentence)?

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    Re: Why the apology was long in coming.

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    Re: Why the apology was long in coming.

    That headline means, the chief is explaining why it took so long to make that apology.

    It's also possible (albeit unlikely) that that man's (sur)name is "Chief."

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti...%20in%20coming

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