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fall behind

Meaning: If you have fallen behind other people, they have advanced faster than you and they are ahead of you.

For example:

  • fall behind If he takes too much time off school, Ari will fall behind. Then he'll have to study hard to catch up with his classmates.

  • fall behind sth/sb Some Asian countries are falling behind China, and they need to develop their economies faster to keep up.

Quick Quiz:

All the other teams are falling behind Manchester United in the table, so Manchester United look like
  1. winning the title
  2. losing the title
  3. finding the title

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