lie behind

phrasal verb
lay behind; lain behind; lying behind; lies behind

Definition of lie behind

: to be the cause of (something) Greed lies behind the higher prices.

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“Lie behind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie%20behind. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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