Definition of “put sth behind you” - English Dictionary

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“put sth behind you” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “put sth behind you” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)