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English definition of “fall behind”

fall behind

phrasal verb with fall     /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
to fail to do something fast enough or on time : He was ill for six weeks and fell behind with his schoolwork . I've fallen behind with the mortgage payments .Failing and doing badly
(Definition of fall behind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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