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lag

1. verb 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.
2. noun A period of time between two events or actions. The word often indicates a lull or lack of action. I didn't think you were interested in coming—I mean, there was quite a lag between when I sent the invitation and when you responded.

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.
See also: behind, lag

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

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.
See also: behind, lag

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.
See also: behind, lag
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Of 25 Barking laggers diagnosed first with pleural plaques, four later died of lung cancer, three have died of mesothelioma and one - Brian Fairbrass - was so terrified that he commited suicide.
Teesside Coroner's Court heard that Mr Lewis had worked at a power station in Billingham during the 1950s, 60s and 70s and had frequently been covered in asbestos dust as laggers knocked old asbestos off pipes.
From 1958 to 1962 he worked as a lagger at Darlington Insulation and then worked for John T Schofield & Sons from 1962 to 1963.
STEPHEN MCKENRY, 20, A LAGGER, FROM LOW FELL: The likes of Dyer and Jenas should be going.
The day's biggest index lagger was MPI (-3 percent), while Jollibee, Bloomberry, ICTSI and SM Prime lost over 2 percent of stock value.
Teesside Coroner's Court heard yesterday that Barry Peacock, 66, of St James Court, was exposed to asbestos in his job as a pipe lagger in the 60s.
He had recently started a new job as a lagger for a Gateshead company.
06 percent) was the biggest lagger due to the Court of Appeals' ruling against liquor unit Tanduay Distillers' use of the trademark "Ginebra Kapitan" following a trademark infringement case filed by Ginebra San Miguel.
The grandad-of-15 became ill after being exposed to asbestos fibres throughout his working life as a lagger.
His son, of Seaburn Gardens, Wrekenton, had started working as a lagger for an insulation firm.
Those who have worked as laggers, electricians, welders, dockworkers, builders, fitters and heating engineers, or in any factory where asbestos was widely used, are fairly likely to have come into contact with asbestos dust.
Eric was exposed to asbestos dust and fibres as a result of the work done by laggers on the ships.
On the other hand, laggers for the index belonged mostly to the fertilizer, textile and energy sectors with Fauji Fertilizer Company and Engro Fertilizers Limited (PSX: EFERT) dragging the index down the most in 2016.
In the latter two roles, he worked alongside laggers who would mix and apply fresh asbestos to pipework, as well as remove asbestos lagging used as insulation, so that he could complete repair work.
Aries March 21 - April 20 YOU might have to think carefully about laggers, those who aren't helping you by constantly needing your attention or barely following the script.