Idiom: lag behind (someone/something)
— During the entire race, Stacy lagged behind the leaders but she drew even at the last 500 meters and passed everyone at the finish line to win the race.
— Test scores for the poorest children continue to lag far behind those of the middle class.
— Several employees' response times are lagging behind the others so we need to do some retraining.
— Don't worry, your son will be fine. My son's speech also lagged behind the average initially because he grew up in a bilingual home.
— Let's have one teacher walk at the back of the group make sure no one lags behind and gets separated.
— We need to do some research into why production in this facility lags behind the others.
— My strategy was to lag behind the other cyclists and surge at the last minute of the end race but I couldn't sprint as fast as the others.
— COVID-19 infections lagged behind the super-spreader events at the White House.
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