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lag behind (sb/sth)

phrasal verb with lag
 
 
/læɡ/ verb ( present participle lagging, past tense and past participle lagged)
MOVE SLOWLY to move more slowly than someone or something else so that you are behind themSlow and moving slowly
ACHIEVE LESS to achieve less than someone or something else: Britain is lagging far behind the rest of Europe on this issue.Slow and moving slowlyFailing and doing badly
(Definition of lag behind (sb/sth) from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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