Behind in

Also, behind on. Late with; not progressing quickly enough with. For example, The builders are behind on this project, or I can’t take time out or I’ll be too far behind in my work. The same idea is also expressed as behind time, where time means a schedule or appointed time, as in The bus should have been here; it’s behind time. [ Early 1300s ]
Also see: fall behind
In arrears, owing more than one should. For example, Jane and Bob are behind in their payments, so the interest will mount up. [ Late 1300s ]


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    the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back. the rear portion of any part of the body: the back of the head. the whole body, with reference to clothing: the clothes on his […]

  • Scene

    the place where some action or event occurs: He returned to the scene of the murder. any view or picture. an incident or situation in real life. an embarrassing outbreak or display of anger, strong feeling, or bad manners: Please don’t make a scene in such a public place. a division of a play or […]

  • Behind someone’s back

    Out of one’s presence or without someone’s knowledge, as in Joan has a nasty way of maligning her friends behind their backs. Sir Thomas Malory used this metaphoric term in Le Morte d’Arthur (c. 1470): “To say of me wrong or shame behind my back.” [ Early 1300s ]

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    a continuously bending line, without angles. the act or extent of curving. any curved outline, form, thing, or part. a curved section of a road, path, hallway, etc. Railroads. a curved section of track: in the U.S. the curve is often expressed as the central angle, measured in degrees, of a curved section of track […]

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