behind the curve

behind the curve

Not up to date or current in some area. Often said of politicians. Can you believe he made that sexist remark about women in the workplace? Wow, he's really behind the curve!
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behind (or ahead of) the curve

behind (or in advance of) the current trend.
The expression is probably based on the notion of the curve of a graph.
2005 Stylus Magazine Everyone knows the cultural stereotype – the Japanese are hopelessly, adorably behind the curve when it comes to Western music styles.
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ahead of/behind the ˈcurve

(especially American English, 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 using the Internet.
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behind the curve

Slow to react to changing conditions. Criticizing the Obama administration’s plans to stimulate the economy as too modest, the economist Paul Krugman wrote, “. . . the plan was too small and too cautious. The latest data . . . suggest that the Obama administration’s economic policies are already falling behind the curve” (New York Times, March 8, 2009). See also ahead of the curve.
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The post Opinion: Middle East companies behind the curve in using technology to drive higher productivity appeared first on Middle East Construction News .
ING Bank Manila senior economist Nicholas Mapa said the BSP had often been criticized for falling behind the curve, with the 2018 episode being the most recent.
There have also been no real concerns evident in Fedspeak that they are falling behind the curve. The long end is outperforming with the 30-year bond rate now unchanged at 2.997%, versus an early peak of 3.02%, with the 10-year 0.9 bps firmer at 2.66% versus 2.686%, while the 2-year is up 1.2 bps to 2.506% from 2.516%.
But, on the other hand, it also exposes the counter terrorism department (CTD) as behind the curve somewhat, unable to follow through on earlier leads even as the crime situation spirals out of control.
'The Central Bank is perceived again to be behind the curve in reining in inflation,' said Noel Reyes, chief investment officer at Security Bank Corp.
Guinigundo said the central bank is not behind the curve and that monetary policy stance is tighter than what market observers think.
'The BSP is behind the curve. Inflation accelerated past target, again.
In the euro area, for example, the full transmission of interest rate decisions to output has been estimated to be between one and two years, and even longer for inflation.[1] So, if we were to decide policy on the basis of past outcomes, we would always be behind the curve. Monetary policymakers therefore have to look at the economy in a forward-looking way.
Akey Bank of England policymaker has said a "modest" interest rate hike is needed to curb surging inflation and warned over the dangers of getting "behind the curve".
"The initial period we think he's behind the curve fitness wise.
In support of the letter in the February 1 News for the modernizing of Florida law from Frye to Daubert, and the suggestion that Florida additionally follow the rest of the country in a modernization of its motion practice, let us now also consider how far behind the curve the State of Florida presently is when it comes to the death penalty.
On his part, Arab Inter-parliamentary Union's secretary general Fayez Al-Shawaika said that Arab parliaments were lagging behind the curve of technology and that it was high time they used it for more effective chores.