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fall behind

phrasal verb with fall uk   /fɔːl/  us   /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
to fail to do something fast enough or on time: He was ill for six weeks and fell behind with his schoolwork. I've fallen behind on the mortgage payments.
Translations of “fall behind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 落在後面, 落後…
in Russian отставать…
in Turkish bir programın gerisinde kalmak, yetiştirememek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 落在后面, 落后…
in Polish zostawać w tyle, mieć zaległości…
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