fall behind with (something)

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fall behind with (something)

1. To not be as current with some task as one should or ideally would be. I fell behind with my schoolwork when I had the flu.
2. To not be able to satisfy one's current financial obligations. All of those medical bills have caused me to fall behind with the rent.
See also: behind, fall
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It said falling behind with household bills can have particularly severe consequences - such as having essential services cut off or losing a home.
Stockton Council's Phil Dennis and Tracey Stott were summonsed to court for falling behind with their council tax bill.
According the nationwide tenant eviction service, more and more landlords are falling behind with their mortgage payments on their buy-to-let property, with many suggesting that the current LHA system is partly to blame.
MORE than 3,000 children in Coventry and Warwickshire are to get one to one teaching as part of a government initiative to stop them falling behind with school work.
Around 65% of agents said they had seen an increase in the number of people falling behind with their rent in the past six months, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (Arla).
EXPERTS are urging troubled homeowners who face falling behind with mortgage payments to seek help as early as possible.
The agents behind the scheme, Sutton Estates, said the move follows frustration with tenants falling behind with their payments.
For some lenders it is a routine response to those falling behind with their mortgage."
Its figures showed that the numbers falling behind with mortgage payments fell.