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Meaning of “fall behind” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of fall behind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fall behind

phrasal verb with fall uk   us   /fɔːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
[I] FINANCE to not make a ​regularpayment at the ​time you should: fall behind with sth We ​started to ​fall behind with our ​mortgagepayments when my husband ​lost his ​job.
[I or T] to not ​finishwork at the ​time you ​planned or promised to ​finish it: fall behind by three weeks/six months/10 days, etc. Severe ​weatherconditions caused the ​constructionproject 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 ​modernizefell behind quite dramatically.
(Definition of fall behind from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fall behind”
in Chinese (Simplified) 落在后面, 落后…
in Turkish bir programın gerisinde kalmak, yetiştirememek…
in Russian отставать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 落在後面, 落後…
in Polish zostawać w tyle, mieć zaległości…
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