Meaning of “be backward in coming forward” in the English Dictionary

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"be backward in coming forward" in British English

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be backward in coming forward

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to be shy and not often express wishes or opinions:

I'm sure Matt will tell you what he thinks of the idea - he's not usually backward in coming forward.

(Definition of “be backward in coming forward” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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