get behind (someone or something)

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get behind (someone or something)

1. To physically position oneself (or be positioned) behind someone or something. How exactly did the cat manage to get behind the refrigerator? How did this pen get behind the couch? Did you drop it?
2. To support someone or something. I'm sorry, but I just can't get behind an initiative that is going to lead to more layoffs.
3. To like or enjoy something. I know you guys love baseball, but I just can't get behind it—it puts me to sleep!
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get behind

1. See fall behind.
2. Support someone or something; also, help to promote someone or something. For example, We must find as many workers as we can to get behind the union.
3. Enjoy, appreciate, as in Norma just can't get behind ballet. [Slang; c. 1970]
See also: behind, get

get behind

v.
1. To lend support to some cause or effort: It was easy to finish the project once the whole community got behind it.
2. To come to a position to the rear of or following something or someone: The child got behind the tree where no one could see him.
See also: behind, get

get behind someone/something

in. to support someone or something. Let’s all get behind the party in the next election.

get behind something

in. to enjoy something, such as a drug or music. (Originally drugs.) I’m really getting behind heavy metal.
See also: behind, get, something
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If the fans get behind us as they did in the MK Dons game, it will bring confidence to all of our younger players.
I saw that ticket sales were over 17,000 last week so to go over 25,000 a few days later just proves that the fans are there and dying to get behind us.
As a team, we know we can get much, much better, and with the supporters continuing to get behind us, that's exactly what we'll do.
People who were at Wakefield a few seasons ago, when Cov had to win to stay up, know what an impact their support had on the players on the field then and we can only ask everyone to get behind us now and help us through what is another massive game for the club.
But this is when we need you to get behind us the most and give us that extra bit of energy we need.