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get behind

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
to ​fail to do as much ​work or ​pay as much ​money as you should by a ​particulartime: She got behind with her ​mortgage and the ​house was ​repossessed.
(Definition of get behind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​lendersled nowhere.
(Definition of get behind from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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