lag behind


Also found in: Idioms.
Translations
zaostávat
være bagefter
jäädä jälkeen
zaostajati
遅れる
뒤떨어지다
hamna på efterkälke
ล้าหลัง, ช้ากว่า
tụt hậu

w>lag behind

vizurückbleiben; we lag behind in space explorationin der Raumforschung liegen wir (weit) zurück or hinken wir hinterher (inf); the government is lagging behind in the pollsdie Regierung liegt in den Meinungsumfragen zurück; why don’t you walk beside me instead of always lagging behind?warum läufst du nicht neben mir, anstatt immer hinterherzutrödeln?; they are lagging ten points behindsie liegen zehn Punkte zurück

lag behind

يَتَخَلِّفُ zaostávat være bagefter zurückbleiben βραδυπορώ ir detrás de, rezagarse jäädä jälkeen être à la traîne zaostajati restare indietro 遅れる 뒤떨어지다 achterblijven sakke akterut nie nadążyć ficar para trás отставать hamna på efterkälke ล้าหลัง, ช้ากว่า geride kalmak tụt hậu 落在后面
References in classic literature ?
Did one forge ahead an arrow found his heart; did one lag behind he never again was seen alive; did one stumble to one side, even for a bare moment from the sight of his fellows, he did not return--and always when they came upon the bodies of their dead they found those terrible arrows driven with the accuracy of superhuman power straight through the victim's heart.
STATS Brit women lag behind GIRLS born here in 2011 can expect to live 82.
But opposition politicians and environmentalists have lashed out at the cuts, saying they lag behind the world.
MalacaAaAaAeA~ang denied yesterday speculations that President Aquino is bother by surveys showing that prospective Liberal Party (LP) presidentiable for the 2016 elections, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, continues to lag behind in public opinion surveys.
Global Banking News-January 14, 2015--Australia's big four banks lag behind others in business satisfaction
But there is more to using e-business than simply e-commerce and e-marketing and that is where this country is tending to lag behind.
5 : to lag behind <After a mile, I trailed the other runners.
Although there are some positive trends involving energy conservation, curriculum continues to lag behind Leadership and operations when it comes to a focus on sustainability.
And even though the number of women enrolled in engineering degree programs has increased, they still lag behind their male counterparts.
On national assessments in mathematics, Black students' performance continues to lag behind that of White students, with uneven progress in closing the gap.
Maybe it's a simple matter of proximity to the disease, but North American life insurance companies lag behind their international counterparts in their preparation for a possible avian influenza pandemic.
According to recent figures from the Pew Hispanic Center, African Americans lag behind all other groups in metrics of wealth.