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Put on your hat, friend, and follow us, for you lag behind and are late.

Neither anticipate your years, nor lag child-like behind them.

Holes are provided in the Press for mounting by lag screws or bolts.

I followed them at first, then began to lag with an odd unwillingness.

The book was begun in February and finished in April, so the work did not lag.

It is only when the ways are rough and stony that he is prone to lag and linger.

Something unusual had happened or he would not lag so in coming to her.

Why should you lag behind the age in this fierce struggle for supremacy?

In other words, there was a lag of about forty-eight hours between the two.

After these early successes the Russian operations began to lag.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

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