A: So, Casey, how are things going with photos for the press kit?
B: Yeah, I've been meaning to talk to you about that. I might need to ask for an extension on that deadline.
A: You've had over a month to get this finalized. Why are things delayed?
B: Well, we ran into a lot of problems.
A: I'm not looking for excuses here. I just want to get this finished on time.
B: I know, and I apologize for the delay. But some things were just beyond my control. I had trouble booking the photographer and then Michael was sick for three weeks, so I couldn't include him in the photos, and the design team lost all the files, so I had to re-do the pictures.
A: I'm not going to put this off any longer, Casey. I want those photos ASAP.
How are things going with...?
How are things going with your house?
How are things going with your tests?
I've been meaning to...
I'm sorry I haven't called you yet. I've been meaning to, but I've been busy.
I've been meaning to go to that restaurant, but I haven't had time.
The deadline was Frinday.
I've applied for an extension to my visa.
They are hoping to get an extension of their loan.
We've ran into a storm on our way home.
If you're not careful now, you're going to run into a lot of problems later.
I ran into some trouble with my computer.
My plane was delayed by an hour.
Could we delay the meeting a few days?
beyond one's control
The weather is beyond my control.
put this off
I've been putting off this project for a week and it's due tomorrow!
Can we put off our meeting to next week? I'm too busy right now.
I'm gonna put it off till tomorrow.