They had not been well "briefed," as lawyers say, or they had not mastered their instructions.
They briefed me on where I should take you, so there'd be good food ready.
During his transmigration he had been briefed for the trouble on Deneb IV.
I was still a new Exec, and the book said I must be briefed on my duties.
I talked with him while Cooms and Fluel were around, but ...