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drop behind

 (someone or something)
1. . Lit. to reduce speed and end up after someone or a group, at the back of a moving line. I dropped behind the rest of the people, because I can't walk that fast. I dropped behind the speeding pack of cars and drove a little slower.
2. Fig. to fail to keep up with the schedule being followed by someone or a group. My production output dropped behind what it should have been. I stayed later at work to keep from dropping behind.
See also: behind, drop

drop behind

 (someone or something )
1. . Lit. to reduce speed and end up after someone or a group, at the back of a moving line. I dropped behind the rest of the people, because I can't walk that fast. I dropped behind the speeding pack of cars and drove a little slower.
2. Fig. to fail to keep up with the schedule being followed by someone or a group. My production output dropped behind what it should have been. I stayed later at work to keep from dropping behind.
See also: behind, drop

drop behind

Fall short of the normal pace or progress. For example, The teacher said Greg was dropping behind the class and needed extra help.
See also: behind, drop

drop behind

v.
1. To fail to keep up a pace; fall behind: The slow runner dropped behind the others. I had the lead, but I got tired and dropped behind.
2. To fail to maintain a desired level of performance: She dropped behind the rest of the class during her illness. He had been the best musician in the band, but after he missed so many rehearsals, he dropped behind.
See also: behind, drop
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After years of below-inflation rises which have allowed their workers to drop behind their English counterparts, COSLA should be able to put a meaningful offer on the table which will avoid closure of schools, libraries, social work offices and essential services like rubbish collection and burials.