behindhand


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be·hind·hand

 (bĭ-hīnd′hănd′)
adj.
Being late or slow, especially in paying a debt: behindhand with car payments.

be·hind′hand′ adv.

behindhand

(bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd)
adj, adv (postpositive)
1. remiss in fulfilling an obligation
2. in debt; in arrears
3. delayed in development; backward
4. late; behind time

be•hind•hand

(bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd)

adv., adj.
1. late; tardy.
2. behind in progress; backward.
3. in debt or arrears.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.behindhand - behind schedule; "was behindhand with the rent"
unpunctual - not punctual; after the appointed time
Adv.1.behindhand - in debtbehindhand - in debt; "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility bills"

behindhand

adjective behind schedule, late, slow, delayed, running late, tardy, dilatory, remiss, behind time He got terribly behindhand with his appointments.

behindhand

adjective
Not being on time:
adverb
1. Not on time:
2. So as to fall behind schedule:
Idiom: behind time.
Translations

behindhand

[bɪˈhaɪndhænd] ADVatrasado, con retraso

behindhand

adv adj
(= late) to be behindhandVerspätung haben
(= in arrears) to be behindhand with somethingmit etw im Rückstand or Verzug sein

behindhand

[bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd] advindietro
References in classic literature ?
Beth was soon able to lie on the study sofa all day, amusing herself with the well-beloved cats at first, and in time with doll's sewing, which had fallen sadly behindhand.
But since he is so much behindhand, I will give him a remembrancer myself
His comprehension was always a train or two behindhand.
Can you think your friend behindhand in these sort of considerations?
The under-house-maids declared they were all behindhand and had not a minute to spare -- they suggested, not too civilly, that old Mazey had nothing on earth to do, and that he knew the house as well, or better, than he knew his A B C.
And their assembled friends being not a bit behindhand, roared out lustily.
Come, my dear Albert," said Debray, "confess that your cook is behindhand, that the oysters have not arrived from Ostend or Marennes, and that, like Madame de Maintenon, you are going to replace the dish by a story.
The ocean, not to be behindhand with the earth, yielded up her mighty whales, that Mr.
There was a moment's pause, when the Typees, with wild shrieks, flung themselves into the covert, spear in hand; nor was Toby behindhand.
Grant spoiled everything by laughing; that Edmund was behindhand with his part, and that it was misery to have anything to do with Mr.