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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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References in classic literature ?
I must keep my eye upon the gun; the smoke will apprise me -- the report arrives too late; it lags behind the missile.
Cyprus lags behind in competitiveness and suffers from a skills mismatch according to the first report of the Cyprus Economy and Competitiveness Council
Philippines lags behind Asean peers in financial sector development !-- -- Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) - May 27, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The Philippines lags behind other member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in terms of the development of its financial sector, according to the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS).
POLICE Scotland is getting a "raw deal" from the Scottish Government on funding and lags behind other forces, a Labour MSP has claimed.
But the country lags behind in robotics and medicine.Slovakia innovates in the IT sector the most, but lacks innovation in areas such as medicine, biomedicine and robotics.
According to the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers' (CISAC's) 2018 Global Collections Report released on Thursday, Africa still lags behind in royalty collections.
Kyrgyzstan lags behind the global trends a lot, he said.
"In this area Wales lags behind other parts of the UK - and it is the rural community and economy which suffers.
The region lags behind because of petty party politics, he noted, adding that the region risks lagging behind in development while other areas develop.
The North East regularly lags behind other parts of the country.
Lebanon lags behind much of the world when it comes to a favorable business environment, ranking 111th out of 189 economies in the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) 2014 'Doing Business' report.
Though Bahrain was the first country to have implemented economic reform measures in the GCC, today it lags behind its neighbours.
Yadav further said that corruption is still dominant in Bihar, and the law and order situation has deteriorated in the state.The state still lags behind despite pumping so much of central funds.
IRELAND lags behind Europe on smart technology, new figures revealed yesterday.
A new report shows Britain lags behind other European countries in treatment of the condition.