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get behind

phrasal verb with get
 
 
/ɡet/ verb ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got, US gotten)
If you get behind with work or payments, you have not done as much work or paid as much money as you should by a particular time.Borrowing, lending and debtDelaying and wasting time
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