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Descending bottom isn't keeping up (8,6)


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dropping behind

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'isn't keeping up' is the definition.
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'descending bottom' is the wordplay.
'descending' becomes 'dropping' (dropping is a kind of descending).
'bottom' becomes 'behind' (synonyms).
'dropping'+'behind'='DROPPING BEHIND'

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