fall behind Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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fall behind

phrasal verb with fall
 
 
/fɔːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
[I] FINANCE to not make a regular payment at the time you should: fall behind with sth We started to fall behind with our mortgage payments when my husband lost his job.
[I or T] to not finish work at the time you planned or promised to finish it: fall behind by three weeks/six months/10 days, etc. Severe weather conditions caused the construction project to fall behind by over three months. If we fall behind schedule we may lose the contract.
[I or T] to not make as much progress as someone else: Companies that failed to modernize fell behind quite dramatically.
Translations of “fall behind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 落在後面, 落後…
in Russian отставать…
in Turkish bir programın gerisinde kalmak, yetiştirememek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 落在后面, 落后…
in Polish zostawać w tyle, mieć zaległości…
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