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English definition of “be backward in coming forward”

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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.
Translations of “be backward in coming forward”
in Chinese (Traditional) 羞怯畏縮, 不善於表達…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羞怯畏缩, 不善表达…
(Definition of be backward in coming forward from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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