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lag behind in something

to fall behind in something. I am lagging behind in my car payments. She is lagging behind in her homework assignments.
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lag behind (someone or something)

to linger behind someone or something; to fall behind someone or something. Come on up here. Don't lag behind us or you'll get lost. Please don't lag behind the donkeys. Come up here with the rest of the hikers.
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lag behind

1. To fail to maintain the pace or progress of someone or something; straggle: I lagged behind the rest of the hikers and got lost. Don't forget to do your readings for class, or you'll lag behind.
2. To proceed or develop with comparative slowness: Sales are lagging behind this year compared to last year.
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We expect that the granting of interim rate relief will cause the commission to lengthen LAG, since at least partial compensation has been provided.
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The Koyck approach can also be applied to estimate the distributed lag model.
In summary, we strongly disagree with the assertions made by Crump in his letter that we inappropriately mixed lag times.
One should seek medical advice, especially for pre-existing medical conditions, prior to using programs, dietary supplements or drugs as part of a jet lag program.
The effect size for the crucial interaction between condition and lag was numerically smaller for the analyses of d' than for the analyses of the hits, suggesting that d' is a more conservative measure.
These results from Table II indicate that the both lag and lead coefficients are significant up to one day, signifying that both spot and futures market lead/lag each other for the selected banks under study.
The lag screw position and the inferior and lateral head displacements were recorded before and after loading.
The researchers didn't test just one bout of jet lag--they wanted to know how chronic jet lag would affect the brain and thinking behavior of the animals.
HF] denotes the lag operator for the higher-frequency variable.
Lagged total credit at first lag has a positive statistically significant effect of (1.
Relieving jet lag simply takes time, although Reilly and colleagues have a few suggestions for reducing symptoms.
We measure the amplitude of the sine movement with the accelerometer and we impose a lag of 0 or pi/2 between the measured signal and the generated square.
There is generally a time lag between when work is being performed and when the data are available for this work, made even worse with a further lag before EVMS reporting is conducted and then analyzed.
Also, it is found that the lag was in average 1 year between the appraisal-based values and the "true" values, while Clayton, Geltner, and Hamilton (2001) obtained similar results, with a 9-month appraisal lag.