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get behind

phrasal verb with get uk   /ɡet/  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
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get behind

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (-tt-, got, got, or US gotten)
to fail to do as much work or pay as much money as you should by a particular time: get behind with sth The agency had gotten behind with its work and needed outside help.get behind on sth The two got behind on bills and negotiations with lenders led nowhere.
(Definition of get behind from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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