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stop behind (someone or something)

To come right up to the rear of someone or something and stop moving, especially while driving in a car. I pulled over to let the police car go past, but then they stopped right behind me. Someone walked over and stopped behind me, breathing heavily down my neck. I wish I hadn't stopped behind this huge truck. Now I'll be breathing its exhaust fumes the whole time we're stuck in traffic!
See also: behind, stop
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stop behind someone or something

to bring oneself or one's vehicle to a stop behind someone or something. I stopped behind Fred at the red light. Fred stopped behind a minivan.
See also: behind, stop
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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