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    get behind the idea

    I don't understand this sentence: "Business owners often get behind the idea that they should be averaging a dollar per month for every person on their list."
    What is the meaning of the phrase "to get behind the idea that".
    Thank you
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    Re: get behind the idea

    not a teacher

    To "get behind" something in this sort of context, usually means to support, endorse or encourage it.

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