Polls show it lagging behind the center-left Democratic party and the protest Five Star Movement.
The question is whether the banker, after lagging in the polls for months, can pull off a surprise win in the home stretch.
Construction work on stadiums, roads, and public transportation is lagging.
With the New Libran Moon on Tuesday, adventure is in the air, whetting your Leo appetite, which has recently been lagging.
Clearly much more remains to be done, and practice is lagging too far behind the rhetoric.
Night fell early, and in the lagging hours of darkness we were cheered by a change for the better in the weather.
Then he passed on round to the front of the building with the lagging step of indifference.
With lagging steps she made her way to her own room, her heart as heavy as lead in her bosom.
I could scarcely force my lagging steps, one by one, to carry me.
The plank had floated off either from the platform or from the lagging somewhere on that level.
"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.
lagging lag·ging (lāg'ĭng)
Retarded or diminished movement of the affected side of the chest in pulmonary tuberculosis.
A convict: lags who escape from the county pokey (1930s+ Underworld)
To arrest or imprison a criminal (1940s+ Underworld)