fall behind schedule

fall behind schedule
fall behind schedule
to do less work than you planned to do by a particular point in time: »

The project started six months late and continued to fall behind schedule.

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Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • fall behind — UK US fall behind Phrasal Verb with fall({{}}/fɔːl/ verb (fell, fallen) ► [I] FINANCE to not make a regular payment at the time you should: fall behind with sth »We started to fall behind with our mortgage payments when my husband lost his job. ► …   Financial and business terms

  • fall behind — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you fall behind, you do not make progress or move forward as fast as other people. [V P] Evans had rheumatic fever, missed school and fell behind... [V P n] Boris is falling behind all the top players. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you… …   English dictionary

  • behind — Used for listed equity securities. At the same price but entered after your order/ interest, such as on the specialist s book. Antithesis of ahead of you. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. behind be‧hind 1 [bɪˈhaɪnd] adverb be/​get/​fall… …   Financial and business terms

  • fall — 1 verb, past tense fell past participle fallen 1 MOVE DOWNWARDS (I) to move downwards from a higher position to a lower position: The rain had started falling again. (+out of/from/on): Wyatt fell from a second floor window. (+down): I m always… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • schedule — ▪ I. schedule sched‧ule 1 [ˈʆedjuːl ǁ ˈskedʒʊl, dʒl] noun [countable] 1. a plan of what someone is going to do and when they are going to do it: • I ve got a very full schedule (= I will be very busy because a lot of meetings and other… …   Financial and business terms

  • fall — ▪ I. fall fall 1 [fɔːl ǁ fɒːl] verb fell PASTTENSE [fel] fallen PASTPART [ˈfɔːlən ǁ ˈfɒː ] 1. [intransitive] to go down to a lower price, level, amount etc: • Sales of new passenger cars in Europe fell 9.6% …   Financial and business terms

  • behind — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. rearward, aft, backward; after, subsequently; slow. prep. in back of, following. See rear, lateness, regression, sequence.Ant., ahead. II (Roget s IV) modif. and prep. 1. [To the rear in space] Syn …   English dictionary for students

  • behind — [bē hīnd′, bihīnd′] adv. [ME bihinden < OE behindan: see BE & HIND1] 1. in or to the rear or back [to walk behind, to look behind] 2. at an earlier time; in the past [my joy lies behind] 3. in a former place, condition, etc …   English World dictionary

  • fall — fall1 W1S1 [fo:l US fo:l] v past tense fell [fel] past participle fallen [ˈfo:lən US ˈfo:l ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move downwards)¦ 2¦(stop standing/walking etc)¦ 3¦(decrease)¦ 4¦(become)¦ 5¦(belong to a group)¦ 6 fall short of something 7 fall victim/prey… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • behind — I [[t]bɪha͟ɪnd[/t]] PREPOSITION AND ADVERB USES ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, behind is also used in a few phrasal verbs, such as fall behind and lie behind .) 1) PREP If something is behind a thing or person, it is on the other side of …   English dictionary

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