behind the times

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Definition of behind the times

: not having or showing knowledge of current ideas or styles : outdated, old-fashioned The entire country is behind the times when it comes to protecting the environment. Our professor is surprisingly behind the times.

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“Behind the times.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/behind%20the%20times. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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