Idiom: lag behind
Idiom: lag behind (someone/something)
- to be behind the level or progress of someone/something else
- During the entire race, Stacy lagged behind the leaders but she drew even at the last 500 meters and passed everyone at the finish line to win the race.
- Test scores for the poorest children continue to lag far behind those of the middle class.
- Several employees' response times are lagging behind the others so we need to do some retraining.
- Don't worry, your son will be fine. My son's speech also lagged behind the average initially because he grew up in a bilingual home.
- Let's have one teacher walk at the back of the group make sure no one lags behind and gets separated.
- We need to do some research into why production in this facility lags behind the others.
- My strategy was to lag behind the other cyclists and surge at the last minute of the end race but I couldn't sprint as fast as the others.
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