get behind

phrasal verb

got behind; got behind or gotten behind; getting behind; gets behind
: to fail to do something as quickly as required or expected
We've been getting further (and further) behind (schedule).
We got behind with our car payments.
: to support (someone or something)
The proposal may succeed if a few more people get behind it.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the complaints and consternation from fans, there did appear to be one aspect of Ocean’s Coachella set that everyone could get behind: The security guard shaking ass during DJ Crystal Mess’ set. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 17 Apr. 2023

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“Get behind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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