## behind the curve

adjective

- The definition of behind the curve refers to something or someone who is not quite able to keep up or not quite up to the times.
An example of behind the curve is a person who laughs at a joke two minutes after everyone else gets it.

## behind the curve

Variant of curve

noun

- a line having no straight part; bend having no angular part
- a thing or part having the shape of a curve
- the act of curving, or the extent of this
- the pronounced curving outline of a shapely female figure
- ☆ Baseball a ball thrown by a right-handed pitcher that curves to the pitcher's left, or one thrown by a left-handed pitcher that curves to the pitcher's right
- a curved line or similar graphic representation showing variations occurring or expected to occur in prices, business conditions, group achievements, etc.
- French curve
- Math. a one-dimensional continuum of points in a space of two or more dimensions, such as a parabola in a plane or a helix in three-dimensional space: a straight line or line segment is a type of curve

**curve Idioms**

ahead of the curve

anticipating (or not keeping up with) current trends, developments, etc.