behind the curve

idiom

chiefly US, disapproving
: slower about doing something than other people, companies, etc.
We are behind the curve when it comes to advances in medicine.

Examples of behind the curve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But for those feeling moderately behind the curve, Vaz cautioned against panic. Jane Thier, Fortune, 21 May 2024 City sanitation is way behind the curve, more bulk trash, more monthly dumpsters as well as more trash cans on the streets. Baltimore Sun Media, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 Since 1970, the United States has experienced a 2.6-degree temperature increase, while Idaho is slightly behind the curve, seeing a 2.5-degree increase. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 19 Apr. 2024 While Bay Area counties might be behind the curve, they’re headed in the same direction. Harriet Blair Rowan, The Mercury News, 14 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for behind the curve 

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“Behind the curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/behind%20the%20curve. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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