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be behind

1. To be physically located in back of something. The barn is behind the house—you can't miss it.
2. To be supportive of someone. Whatever you decide to do, I'm behind you completely.
3. To not be as timely or up-to-date as someone or something should be. I'm a little behind on the project, but I should still have it done by the end of the day.
4. To not be progressing as someone or something is expected to. After having the flu, I'm so far behind in my classes that I'll probably need tutoring.
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be behind

v.
1. To be located to the rear of something: The stables are behind the barn. I couldn't see the whole stage because my seat was behind a pillar.
2. To be late or slow in something: We are all behind in our work. She was ahead of the other bicyclists for a while, but now she's behind. He spends too much money and is always behind on his bills.
3. To perform less well or advance more slowly than others: Your child is behind in math skills and will need extra lessons.
4. To offer support or assistance to somebody or something, especially when one does not directly take part in the activities supported or is unknown: Don't worry; I'm behind you completely in your endeavors. Who was really behind the assassination attempt?
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"It is important to play games and gain experience so whatever decision he makes I am behind him 100%."
"That means if I am behind him again, I will think three times where I need to go because I will not know what he is going to do.
(In fact, he calls me his four o'clock, because in the Senate I am behind him, and that means I have his back.)
"But if he does want to clean up the streets of Birmingham I am behind him all the way.
"If I get the chance to play midfield I will be grateful but it doesn't look like that at the moment because if Guillaume Beuzelin or Aron Gunnarsson get injured, Michael Doyle is waiting and obviously I am behind him in the pecking order."
"But the other one is Stewart Downing and he is probably the best left winger in the country right now and I am behind him. I must be one of the most unfortunate people in football in that respect.
"I understand why the player is angry and I am behind him, but it is important to correct these things afterwards," Aragones said.
I am behind him 100 per cent on his views that money for the hospital should be made available but why is he blaming the whole Assembly?
"I just wanted to show him that I am behind him, as are all the players.
"If I am behind him then it means I cannot play again for France.
"I called Douglas the moment I saw the stories and told him I am behind him 100 per cent.