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1(in arrears)atrasadoto be behindhand with sth — estar atrasado en algo
2(slow, reluctant)he's always a bit behindhand in paying his share — siempre se hace el remolón cuando tiene que pagar lo que le toca informal
- There are certain days on which one feels oneself particularly wide of the mark; behindhand; in debt; showing a deficit.
- But, time and tide having waited impatiently in the wings, occasionally shaking their watches, I had really better get on and do some work before my next happy hour of the day finds me seriously behindhand.
- Because I'm behindhand on the particular thing in question I've thought of just letting it go.
- But instead of waving a baton he turns a beam of rosy light upon any region that is running ahead of the rest, and a beam of blue light upon those who are behindhand.
- Everything is behindhand for the opening ceremonies of Thursday, but as they are not the important ones, little annoyance is expressed.
- May the whole Buddhist world be not behindhand in following this noble example.
- To our credit the British were not behindhand in promoting music.