behind the curve
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- Out of date.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.
- (US, military) Not making the progress required.
- (out of date): ahead of the curve