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