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 he may have been briefed on what to say.
And thereupon he briefed for the square-built one the story of the kidnapping and its results.
As we studied the pictures and charts, Stimson briefed us on the course of action.
They had been briefed on their jobs less than twelve hours ago.
And he briefed the story of the hollow-tooth promontory for the assistant.
I just got here on the morning plane, and I haven't been briefed yet.