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13 / 02 / 2008

TO FALL-9: meaning and examples

Hello again.

Today we continue looking at useful English expressions with the word fall (caer).

Today's expression is: to fall behind

Meaning: to fail to keep level with somebody or something; to make less progress. 

Example 1:
Ten miles into the marathon, he began to fall behind. He finished in 45th place.  

Example 2:
My son was ill for a week, and fell behind with his school work.

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