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Drop behind   /drɑp bɪhˈaɪnd/   Listen
Drop behind

To lag or linger behind.  Synonyms: drag, drop back, get behind, hang back, trail.

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"Drop behind" Quotes from Famous Books

... Anna failed to complete this amount, or seemed to drop behind in the course of the day, the forewoman blamed her, and threatened to ...
— Making Both Ends Meet • Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt

... 1797, on a pleasant day for the season, I observed my honey-bees to be out of their hives, and they seemed to be very busy, excepting one hive. Upon examination, I found all the bees had evacuated this hive, and left not a drop behind them. On the 9th of February ensuing, I killed the neighboring hives of bees, and found a great quantity of honey, considering the season,—which I imagine the stronger had taken from the weaker, and the weaker had pursued them to their home, ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 11, No. 63, January, 1863 - A Magazine Of Literature, Art, And Politics • Various

Words linked to "Drop behind" :   dawdle, get behind, drop back, hang back, fall back, fall behind, lag

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