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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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Yet what i will say is if the fans want to do that and it is what some fans think is the best option then i am behind them.
"The manager can't change things right now because Boydy is scoring goals and Kenny is too so it is normal that I am behind them. He can't change that when the team are scoring goals and winning.
He said: ``Having seen what we are earning in Canada and America, where the cost of living is so much cheaper, I am behind them 100 per cent.
She said: "He walks beside her and I am behind them.
If there is a way to find a cure for this distressing condition, I am behind them all the way.
"What they need to know, and I have been telling them, is that I am behind them and that is what matters most."