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behindhand

[ bih-hahynd-hand ]
/ bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd /
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adverb, adjective

late; tardy.
behind in progress; backward: They were never behindhand in following artistic fads.
in debt or arrears.

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Origin of behindhand

First recorded in 1520–30; behind + hand; by analogy with earlier beforehand
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British Dictionary definitions for behindhand

behindhand
/ (bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd) /

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

remiss in fulfilling an obligation
in debt; in arrears
delayed in development; backward
late; behind time
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