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remain behind

1. To continue to be physically present at or in some place or thing after other people have left. One of my men will behind to make sure Robert arrives safely. Tom always remains behind in the office to do work in peace.
2. To persist despite efforts to be removed. There's a lot to love about their newest video game, but it's clear that some technical issues have remained behind from its troubled development period. We had a whole bunch of QA testers working on the software, but it looks like some bugs remained behind in version being shipped to retailers.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

remain behind

to stay at a place even when others have left. Can't I go too? Do I have to remain behind? I will remain behind for a day or two.
See also: behind, remain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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`Off with their heads!' and the procession moved on, three of the soldiers remaining behind to execute the unfortunate gardeners, who ran to Alice for protection.
The petitioner contended the charges like burning the national flag and remaining behind bars for 10 months create an embarrassing situation for the SHC chief justice in performing his functions.
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The Brazilian headed for the Riverside Stadium with a collection of world stars remaining behind.
The Brazilian headed for the Riverside Stadium with a collection of world stars remaining behind in the treatment room and some of his so-called lesser lights having to step up to the plate.
Ullathorne popped up with 20 minutes remaining behind a square defence and drilled the winner past keeper Kevin Pilkington.
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The weight should be on the ball of the right foot with the shot remaining behind the foot.