to put sth behind sb

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to put sth behind sb

by | Jun 11, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 2 comments

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to put sth behind sb'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Scottish

Photo by Mads Schmidt Rasmussen on Unsplash

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to put sth behind sb'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Scottish

 

Photo by Mads Schmidt Rasmussen on Unsplash

, .
This last year , but I’m to me and with .
This last year has awful, but I’m to put it me and get on with my .

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to put sth behind sb

If someone 'puts something behind them', then they move on from something bad or negative that has happened to them. Perhaps they are able to forget about it, or maybe they find a way to stop letting it affect them. The result is that they can move on with their life.

An example could be someone who has suffered some kind of traumatic experience such as being a victim of a crime. This could have long lasting effects, but talking about the experience with a counsellor might help the victim to put it behind them.

This phrasal verb might be used to say that someone has moved on, e.g. "It was a horrible experience, but I managed to put it behind me".

It could also be used to advise someone to move on, e.g. "I know you're upset about this, but you've got to try to put it behind you and think about the future".


The phrasal verb 'to get on with sth' = to continue with sth. e.g. "Once the children have gone to bed, I'm going to get on with tidying up".

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  • Is there anything that people can do to help them to move on from a bad experience and put it behind them?

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TO PUT SOMETHING BEHIND, you can move to another place, make new friends… In one word do something completely different, trying do not think of the bad experience.

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