behind the curve

behind the curve
Behind the curve
If you are behind the curve, you  are behind or out of touch with current trends or developments. ('Ahead of the curve' iis the opposite)  

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • behind the curve — ► less advanced, or developing, understanding something, or reaching a point more slowly than other things or people: »The latest price indices are well behind the curve and have not yet picked up dramatic changes in consumer confidence. Main… …   Financial and business terms

  • behind the curve — chiefly US disapproving : slower about doing something than other people, companies, etc. We are behind the curve when it comes to advances in medicine. [=we have not been keeping up with the latest advances as well as others] • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • behind the curve — having lower than average test scores, having a low performance    I was behind the curve when I wrote that test. I ll probably get a low grade. the bell curve a line graph of test scores …   English idioms

  • behind the curve — adverb Out of date. Ant: ahead of the curve …   Wiktionary

  • ahead behind the curve — ahead of/behind the ˈcurve idiom (especially NAmE, business) in advance of or behind a particular trend • Our expert advice will help you stay ahead of the curve. • We ve fallen behind the curve when it comes to developing new digital products …   Useful english dictionary

  • ahead of (or behind) the curve — idi ahead of (or behind) the curve, at the forefront of (or lagging behind) recent developments, trends, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • ahead of the curve — chiefly US approving : faster about doing something than other people, companies, etc. The company has been ahead of the curve in adopting new technologies. [=has adopted new technologies faster than other companies] • • • Main Entry: ↑curve * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • curve — [kɜːv ǁ kɜːrv] noun [countable] a diagram showing how a price or an amount changes in relation to another price, amount etc: • The price curve is rising as the bond gets closer to maturity. US /kɜːv/ noun [C] ► GRAPHS & CHARTS a line on a graph… …   Financial and business terms

  • curve — [kʉrv] adj. [L curvus, bent: see CROWN] Archaic curved n. 1. a line having no straight part; bend having no angular part 2. a thing or part having the shape of a curve 3. the act of curving, or the extent of this 4. [pl.] the pronounced curving… …   English World dictionary

  • curve — curvedly /kerr vid lee/, adv. curvedness, n. curveless, adj. /kerrv/, n., v., curved, curving, adj. n. 1. a continuously bending line, without angles. 2. the act or extent of curving. 3. any curved outline, form, thing, or part. 4. a curved… …   Universalium

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