The American art world has lagged far behind its British counterparts.
CBS has lagged in the morning ratings race since roughly the beginning of morning television.
His brother, an Islamic scholar, lagged him by two years and both ended up in Afghanistan.
He lagged twenty points in the polls behind his Tory rival David Cameron.
Microsoft already had its own spreadsheet, Multiplan, but lagged in sales behind 1-2-3.
The Turcomans retired hastily, but I lagged behind, seeing in this eventuality a means of escape.
Jim lagged forlornly behind, and it was very anxiously we watched him.
There was no time for private instructions, and Gwendolin lagged far in the rear.
But for the moment, in his bodily weakness, his will lagged behind his brain.
When Chaitanya lagged behind, Jagannth stopped his car; when the Master walked ahead the god propelled his car slowly.
"fail to keep pace," 1520s, earlier as a noun meaning "last person" (1510s), later also as an adjective (1550s; e.g. lag-mon "last man"), all of uncertain relationship, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian lagga "go slowly"), or some dialectal version of last, lack, or delay. Related: Lag; lagging. The noun meaning "retardation" is from 1855. First record of lag time is from 1951.
A convict: lags who escape from the county pokey (1930s+ Underworld)
To arrest or imprison a criminal (1940s+ Underworld)