well behind

This page is about the collocation well behind

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

a long way behind

For example

  • Louise is well behind at this stage, so I don't think she can win.

  • The conservatives are well behind in the polls, but they still won't change their leader.

Note:
A similar collocation is "far behind"

Quick Quiz

If a football team is well behind, it's

a. losing badly

b. only just losing

c. defending very well

Contributor: Matt Errey