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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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In Lages, the variation in the total cycle was 90 to 73 days, with BAFs 75, 81, 84 and 102 all having a cycle of 73 days.
The number of days to flowering in Joacaba varied from 42 (BAF 7) to 29 days (BAF 97) and varied from 48 (BAF 7) to 31 days (BAF 192) in Lages, with BAFs 46, 97 and 192 presenting the earliest flowering at both locations.
The results show that the greatest differences between the genotypes' total cycle and location, principally in the flowering-physiological maturity period, must be due to pluviometric precipitation during this period, which was greater in Lages than in Joacaba (Figure 2a and b).
amp;uot;eCatalystOne fits well with our strategy of partnering with innovative trail-blazing companies,&uot; said Lages &Associates President Beverly Lages.
CONTACT: Brenda Kennedy, Optika Imaging Systems, 719-548-9800; or Diane Parazin, Lages & Associates (East Coast), 617-969-8487, or Beverly Lages, Lages & Associates (West Coast) 714-453-8080/
CONTACT: Lisa McCormick of WTI, 714-250-8983; or Beverly Lages of Lages & Associates, 714-453-8080, for WTI/
Note to Editors: Photo available from Lages & Associates.
24, 1999--The Orange County Council of the American Electronics Association (AEA) Wednesday announced that it has selected Lages & Associates, a leader in strategic high technology public relations, as its public relations agency.
Leveraging more than 10 years of experience providing innovative PR counsel, strategy and services to companies in a wide range of leading-edge technology markets, Lages & Associates (L&A) is chartered with developing and implementing public relations activities which support the AEA organization, its mission and philosophies.
We're excited to partner with such a terrific organization as the AEA," said Beverly Lages, principal of Lages & Associates.