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Pidginboy

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India-Local dialect
Your talk is scheduled between 11.00 and 11.15 a.m.; but due to unexpected changes, the order (sequence) of the scheduled speakers is likely to change. As a result, your slot may be either this way or that way by 10 minutes. ( Its meaning is that your slot may be either advanced or delayed by 10 minutes.) What is idiomatic way of saying what is bold form?
 
  • Nymeria

    Senior Member
    English - Barbadian/British/educated in US universities blend
    In casual speech, I would say that the slot may either be "moved up" or "pushed down" by 10 minutes.
     

    ace02nc

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    I second Nymeria. In AE though, we would say "pushed back" instead of "pushed down".
     
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