Behind the times

Idiom

Behind the times

Definition

To be behind the times means to be out of date with the current trends or ideas.

Examples

My grandmother’s old-fashioned dress makes her look like she’s behind the times.

My parents still think that texting is a fad, so they’re definitely behind the times.

The company’s outdated software makes it seem like they’re behind the times.

Origin

This idiom first appeared in the late 1700s and has been used since then to describe someone who is not up to date with the current trends or ideas.

FAQs

Q: What does it mean to be behind the times? A: To be behind the times means to be out of date with the current trends or ideas.

Q: Where did this idiom come from? A: This idiom first appeared in the late 1700s and has been used since then to describe someone who is not up to date with the current trends or ideas.