behindhand

[bih-hahynd-hand]
adverb, adjective
1.
late; tardy.
2.
behind in progress; backward: They were never behindhand in following artistic fads.
3.
in debt or arrears.

Origin:
1520–30; behind + hand

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behindhand (bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd)
 
adj, —adv
1.  remiss in fulfilling an obligation
2.  in debt; in arrears
3.  delayed in development; backward
4.  late; behind time

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They were behindhand and not up to their opportunities.
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