They see him as having eclipsed Newt Gingrich, whose fortunes have sagged since his brief, shining moment in South Carolina.
Moreover, his support also has sagged among Asians, Latinos, Native Americans, and all other non-white segments of the electorate.
He'd beaten her with it three times over the summer, when her performance had sagged below his standards.
late 14c., possibly from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse sokkva "to sink," or from Middle Low German sacken "to settle, sink" (as dregs in wine), from denasalized derivative of Proto-Germanic base *senkwanan "to sink" (see sink (v.)). A general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Dutch zakken, Swedish sacka, Danish sakke). Of body parts from 1560s; of clothes from 1590s. Related: Sagged; sagging.
1580s, in nautical use, from sag (v.). From 1727 of landforms; 1861 of wires, cables, etc.