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backward(s) about coming forward

Reticent or unwilling to voice one's opinion; shy. I've always been a bit backward about coming forward when it comes to my religious beliefs. Mary is in no way backward about coming forward; she'll tell you exactly what is on her mind.
See also: coming, forward
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Friday Michael Winner's Dining Stars ITV1 Wales, 9pm Winner has never been backward about coming forward, so why on earth put yourself up there to be judged by the prissiest restaurant critic around?
An RTE insider said that Tatianna certainly isn't backward about coming forward in the show.
Picking up on various clues in the music (the gradual move towards the prototype contredanse melody which would find its way into the finale of the Eroica Symphony, the sudden accents, even a memory of Mozart's Jupiter Symphony finale), Ms Gaigg is not backward about coming forward with forceful emphases more at home in Beethoven's grander style, often rasped out by the horns.
DJ added: "Men are very backward about coming forward when it comes to tackling cancer, which is worrying because the majority of cancers can be prevented if detected early enough.
I recovered from my disgruntlement after about 30 seconds and look forward to seeing Airwave back in action soon, but next time, Henry, don't be so backward about coming forward.
RANGERS lost,Celtic won and as usual both sets of fans were not backward about coming forward with their opinions.
she's never backward about coming forward (or coming backward for that matter).
RANGERS fans have never been backward about coming forward with criticism but Stevie Smith doesn't blame them for handing out stick to his side this season.
Kerry is very opinionated about what she thinks makes a pop star and she isn't backward about coming forward.
Anyway, plenty of you used yesterday morning to express your opinions on the Scottish transfer scene and as usual you weren't backward about coming forward.
If I wasn't backward about coming forward I would have been a singer years ago, but who knows what the future holds," he says.