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lag behind

To move or happen at a slower pace than someone or something else. Why are you guys lagging behind? Pick up the pace! We had thought the turnout for these events would pick up, but it's really lagged behind our estimates.
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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

v.
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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At the same time, we expect some challenges in the medium term and feel Europe will lag behind US for another one or two quarters," Shibulal added.
However, the domestic European market is still hampered by a lack of consolidation, the proliferation of small local funds and obstacles to cross-border marketing, leading to a huge lag behind US markets.
UK businesses are better equipped at dealing with key business risks than their EU and global counterparts -but appear to lag behind US companies and overlook a number of key risk factors, according to the latest research from the Grant Thornton International Business Owners' Survey.