lag behind in

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.
See also: behind, lag
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Although Japan may lag behind in the commercialization of biotech products, it has always maintained high technology research in its universities and research institutes.
On one hand, foreign products will compete in the domestic market with lower prices and better quality, which will initiate improvements in certain domestic products and enterprises that lag behind in technology, cause serious pollution, and have low economic efficiency.
economy in 2001 and 2002, started to lag behind in February 2003.