Be·hind·hand adv. & a.
1. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.
2. In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been accomplished; not equally forward with some other person or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as, behindhand in studies or in work.
In this also [dress] the country are very much behindhand. --Addison.
adj : behind schedule; "was behindhand with the rent"
adv : in debt; "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a
month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run
behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility
bills" [syn: behind, in arrears]