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So why are some places speeding ahead and others lagging behind? Times, Sunday Times (2017)He said other lags would take the mickey. The Sun (2017) Another shows three lags laughing as they gulp from a bottle of clear liquid. The Sun (2016)Again there is a time lag here. Computing (2010)In the international league table for broadband we are lagging behind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The lag time can be months. Times, Sunday Times (2016)BRITAIN is as productive as before the financial crash but still lags behind other major economies. The Sun (2016)But we still lag behind Slovenia and Estonia. The Sun (2016)Many were old lags in the boycott business. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But both groups lag well behind the leaders. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But you can drastically reduce the effects of jet lag with a handful of techniques. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The only concern when he came back was jet lag. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Check your loft and cavity wall insulation and make sure all your pipes are properly lagged. The Sun (2008)They also lag their mainstream peers over one and three years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Our notions of nationality tend to lag behind the realities of a changing world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is just another lag trying his luck on the compo lottery. The Sun (2012)Then you have a time lag before disputes come through. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Officials insisted it was not a soft move and lags would still feel punished. The Sun (2013)Let him appoint some old lag for one more payday until the syndrome has run its course. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The whole area of primary care was also lagging behind in research terms. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Maybe other countries are lagging behind us in that respect. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Another old lag is to have his spell of porridge turned into a comedy series. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The other aspect of systems is that there may be a time lag between cause and effect. Training with N.L.P. (1994)He was challenged over energy prices and new figures that show wages still lagging well behind inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And that applies as much to young offenders as to old lags. The Sun (2013)This was originally the equal in size to financial betting but has lagged well behind and was put up for sale. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They claim short sentences are useless as there is not enough time to get lags back on the straight and narrow. The Sun (2009)As a result, supply has always lagged behind demand. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The 29-year-old lag was taken to hospital after telling guards he had swallowed it whole. The Sun (2016)Is it any wonder lags don't take prison seriously? The Sun (2011)A cylinder jacket or pipe lagging is relatively cheap but can save you a lot of pennies so you can stay warmer. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'lag'
British English: lag VERB
If one thing or person lags behind another thing or person, their progress is slower than that of the other.
British English: lag NOUN
A time lag or a lag of a particular length of time is a period of time between one event and another related event.
There's a time lag between infection with HIV and developing AIDS.
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