behindhand /bɪˈhʌɪndhand/


I. adjective [ predic.]

1. late or slow in doing something

the Yoruba have not been behindhand in economic activity.
‹archaic› unaware of recent events

you are miserably behindhand—Mr Cole gave me a hint of it six weeks ago.
– origin mid 16th cent.: from behind + hand, on the pattern of beforehand.

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