behind in

behind in something

not finished at the expected time Jed was behind in school and didn't graduate with the other kids his age.
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behind in

1. 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.
2. 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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Let India be powerful and let our armed forces never fall behind in the world.
Describing the building of the destroyer ship as a big achievement by India's technicians, engineers and defence experts, Modi said the government was committed to modernising the defence forces so "our jawans don't feel they are lagging behind in defending our nation.
citizen and lawful permanent resident family members of detainees, see Cindy Rodriguez, "Family Trouble: INS Roundup of Illegal Immigrants Leaves Those Left Behind in Turmoil," Boston Globe, April 27, 2002, B1.
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Her problem might not be as bad as those of the friends and family she left behind in Mexico, but it's easier to address.