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fall behindTo be progressively below average in performance.
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leave behindTo abandon.
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behind barsIn jail or prison.
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behind closed doorsPublic disclosure.
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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.
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behind somebody's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.
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behind someone's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.
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behind the bitAn equestrian term, meaning that the horse is evading the bit.
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behind the counterOf drugs, dispensed by a pharmacist without needing a doctor's prescription or other form of compliance.
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behind the eight ballAt a disadvantage.
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behind the eight-ballIn a difficult situation or tight spot.
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behind the scenesIn secret; out of public view.
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behind the timesOut of date; old-fashioned; obsolete; outmoded; outdated.
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behind timeLate, arriving late.
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dry behind the earsSeasoned or experienced; mature, especially with respect to judgment.
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power behind the throneSomeone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.
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put something behind oneTo recover from an unpleasant or traumatic experience; to overcome a negative feeling, especially anger, resentment, or grief.
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stand behindUsed other than as an idiom: see stand, behind.
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stand behindTo support; express one's support
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stay behindAlternative form of stay-behind.
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stay behindUsed other than as an idiom: see stay, behind.
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stay behindTo remain where one is, whilst others leave.
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stay behindTo remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment.
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wet behind the earsInexperienced; not seasoned; new; just beginning.
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keep up withTo manage to remain beside or just behind that is moving away from one.
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stand upTo stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.
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bring up the rearTo be last in a moving line of people, to walk or go behind others in a line.
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dog itTo underperform; to lag behind; to fail to exert effort.
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fashionably lateArriving behind time to an event which does not normally require one to be punctual.
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get something over withTo do something quickly and hastily; without procrastination, especially so as to have something unpleasant behind oneself.
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has-beenA formerly popular or influential person whose popularity or effectiveness has peaked and is now in decline. Typically said of professionals or celebrities whose primary success is behind them.
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he who hesitates is lostone who is not quick to act gets left behind.
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hot on somebody's heelsClose behind; pursuing or following closely.
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in the wake ofIn the noticeable disturbance of water behind .
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look backTo look behind oneself.
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on the heels ofIn close pursuit of; close behind.
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out of sightThe notice was out of sight behind the door.
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park the busTo attempt to stop the opposition team from scoring a goal by playing extremely defensively and placing as many players as possible behind the ball.
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pitFormerly, that part of a theatre, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theatre.
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pull backto pull in order to reveal something underneath or behind.
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reach-aroundManual stimulation of a sexual partner's genitals during anal or vaginal intercourse from behind.
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second stringIn sports, a unit of players that plays behind the first string.
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shotgunA play formation in which the quarterback is a few feet behind the snapper when the ball is hiked, ideally allowing for an easier pass play.
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stand backTo stand a long way behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a fast bowler.
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take guard(For a new batsman, with help from the umpire) to mark a point on the popping crease in front of his wicket so that he knows where it is behind him; to guard.
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the fix is inA process (for example, a court case) has been rigged behind the scenes and its outcome will not reflect true justice.
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there is reason in the roasting of eggsThere is a reason behind even the most odd and seemingly unnecessary action.
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third stringA unit of players that plays behind the first and second strings; a junior varsity team.
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