Fall behind

Do you know the English expression “to fall behind“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Ben: Keith was in hospital for a month, but now he is back at school and struggling.

Gloria: Why is he struggling?

Ben: He fell behind the other students while he was ill.

Does it mean:

a) fall over behind people

b) make less progress than other people

c) stand behind someone

d) make others move at a slower pace

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Answer: b) make less progress than other people