put sth behind you Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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put sth behind you

If you put a ​badexperience or ​your own ​badbehaviour behind you, you do not ​let it ​affectyourlife now: It's over. You need to put it behind you now, and make ​plans for the ​future.

put sth behind you

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
If you put an ​unpleasantexperience behind you, you ​stopthinking about it, so that it does not ​affectyourlife: Like any ​divorce, it was a ​painfulbusiness but I've put it all behind me now.
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