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put sth behind you

If you put a bad experience or your own bad behaviour behind you, you do not let it affect your life 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   /pʊt/  us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
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