behind the times
Not keeping up with current fashion, methods, or ideas, as in Your accounting methods are behind the times. Charles Dickens used this idiom in Dombey and Son (1848): “I'm old-fashioned, and behind the Time.” [Mid-1800s]
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Have you tried to access the research that your tax dollars finance, almost all of which is kept behind a paywall?
Not to be left behind, progressives in neighboring Wisconsin clamored to join the cutting edge of public health.
I think a lot of it has to do with the attitude and the energy behind it and the honesty.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
I called out several times, as loud as I could raise my voice, but all to no purpose.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
More soldiers crowded into the cave and Professor-Commander Krafft came in behind them.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay