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behind the times

1. Behaving in an outdated or unpopular way. Of course grandpa doesn't have a cell phone—he's behind the times, as usual.
2. Lacking the latest information on a particular subject. Wait, Joe and Mara broke up? Wow, I'm behind the times!
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behind the times

old-fashioned. Sarah is a bit behind the times. Her clothes are quite old-fashioned. Our 90—year-old state senator is a bit behind the times.
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behind the times

Not keeping up with current fashion, methods, or ideas, as in Your accounting methods are behind the times. Charles Dickens used this idiom in Dombey and Son (1848): "I'm old-fashioned, and behind the Time." [Mid-1800s]
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behind the times

Out-of-date; old-fashioned.
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