backward(s) about coming forward

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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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KERRY Katona is certainly not backwards about coming forward.
HIIII NEVER backwards about coming forward, it perhaps comes as no great surprise to hear that the Deftones latest single, Hexagram, is loud, very loud.
Kirsten herself admits she is not backwards about coming forward.
A source said: "It's obvious they're both really keen on each other and we know from their history that they're not backwards about coming forward.
It's not sophisticated, it's not beautiful and it's not backwards about coming forwards.
Kinnear knew exactly what he was letting himself in for, and all the bluster of those early summer months - that guff about knowing more about football than anyone else at St James' Park - was proof that this is a man who is not backwards about coming forwards.
There are a fair few players not backwards about coming forwards, whether on the pitch or in the dressing room.