lag behind in (something)

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lag behind in (something)

To be or become tardy or late in doing something. The bank started putting a lot of pressure on us when we began lagging behind in our mortgage payments. I know that she is an excellent reader and writer for her age, so I don't understand how Sally can be lagging behind in language arts.
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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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Describing the building of the destroyer ship as a big achievement by India's technicians, engineers and defence experts, Modi said the government was committed to modernising the defence forces so "our jawans don't feel they are lagging behind in defending our nation.
The biggest commercial banks in the UK are lagging behind in settling mis-selling compensation, according to Reuters.
The report says: "The Midlands is lagging behind in business con- fidence compared to the rest of the UK - with just 15 per cent of bosses saying they feel there are no barriers to growing their business.
"We are lagging behind in innovation and if we want to protect our standard of living we must change this."
However, school's environment-friendly practices were found not enough to flourish environmental literacy of their students; particularly, the rural schools were lagging behind in this regard.
Now, mutuals are lagging behind in good corporate governance practice.
The following three articles found on the web are particularly important in relation to the puzzle; Fan Dainian, "A Discussion on Reasons for China's Lagging behind in Science", Liu Dun, "A New Survey of the Needham Question" and Nathan Sivin, "Why the Scientific Revolution Did Not Take Place in China--or Did It?" These articles discuss three aspects of Needham's Puzzle.
tells students that the focus of discussion is not to find out one or two more answers to the question as to why China is lagging behind in science development, or to determine which factors are more important than others.
"China is lagging behind in science" is a comparative conclusion; that is, the conclusion was made after comparing the scientific development in China to that of Western countries.
Japan and Singapore agreed Thursday to jointly help Southeast Asian nations lagging behind in information technology (IT) to close the gap with the more wired members of the group, a Japanese official said.
"The city has been lagging behind in reflecting the downturn of the market," Spinola noted, "and even if it is not going up in the dramatic way it was a few years ago, it is still lagging behind the downturn."
Global Banking News-November 21, 2013--Big Banks lagging behind in social responsibility(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
According to an Interfaith Centre on Corporate Responsibility report, big commercial banks are lagging behind in social responsibility measures.
Many Nigerian banks are said to be lagging behind in implementing a directive on ATM charges.