lag behind


Also found in: Idioms.
Related to lag behind: take it on the chin, I couldn't agree more, run an errand, To Say the Least
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.
Put on your hat, friend, and follow us, for you lag behind and are late.
Sinners that have been kept down and had examples held up to them, and suffered frequent lectures, and been so put upon in a moral way and in the matter of going slow and being serious and bottling up slang, and so crowded in regard to the matter of being proper and always and forever behaving, that their lives have become a burden to them, would not lag behind pilgrims at such a time as this, and wink furtively, and be joyful, and commit other such crimes--because it would not occur to them to do it.
This she realized she could not do, and so she was forced to lag behind, much to the chagrin of Zu-tag, who constantly kept running back and urging her to greater speed.
Let no man," he said, "relying on his strength or horsemanship, get before the others and engage singly with the Trojans, nor yet let him lag behind or you will weaken your attack; but let each when he meets an enemy's chariot throw his spear from his own; this be much the best; this is how the men of old took towns and strongholds; in this wise were they minded.
Nevertheless, airily as she was clad, the child seemed to feel not the slightest inconvenience from the cold, but danced so lightly over the snow that the tips of her toes left hardly a print in its surface; while Violet could but just keep pace with her, and Peony's short legs compelled him to lag behind.
They could not lag behind that smile of hers which she gave them ere she kicked the drawing-room door.
My child, believe me none of us shall lag behind or pause from any fear.
Ichabod pulled up, and fell into a walk, thinking to lag behind, --the other did the same.
STATS UK 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.
Global Banking News-January 14, 2015--Australia's big four banks lag behind others in business satisfaction