behind the curve

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

behind the curve

  1. Out of date.
    • 2010 February 4, Alan Ohnsman, “Toyota Plans Media Blitz as Stock Loses $21 Billion”, in BusinessWeek:
      Toyota used to be a company with foresight, always ready to take action, but now they have fallen very far behind the curve.
  2. (US, military) Not making the progress required.