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.

Examples of get behind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That same day, the Silver Linings Playbook actor got behind the grill to make his famous Philly cheesesteaks, which were also approved by Gigi Hadid! Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 11 June 2024 Therefore, all true conservatives must get behind him. Vox Staff, Vox, 3 June 2024 Before the test driver got behind the wheel, Mr. Robards was allowed to drive the track, going fast enough to set the world speed record for a general production car. Clay Risen, New York Times, 3 June 2024 Many Americans, and especially those in Ferndale, never fully got behind it, much less agree on what to call it. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 23 May 2024 Potential buyers, and others, can get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle or ride as a passenger Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2024 There’s the aforementioned Draymond Green Show, the Pat Beverley Show, Paul George does one, and even the once-prolific Twitter poster himself, Kevin Durant, gets behind a mic on occasion, though the publishing schedule for his show is very erratic. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 21 Mar. 2024 Also on Saturday, May 25, the Silver Linings Playbook actor got behind the grill to make his famous Philly cheesesteaks, which were Gigi Hadid-approved! Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 27 May 2024 Ivan Bates, doing a solid job as State’s Attorney in his first 18 months, chose to endorse Dixon, apparently unconcerned about appearances: The city’s top prosecutor getting behind a former mayor who was forced from office in scandal. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2024

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“Get behind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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