There was some lag time in the middle because of Hurricane Iniki.
The lag between signing bills and seeing results is, politically, a treacherous gap.
The lag in jobs has been matched by a lack of new investments.
Still, even if Congress and the White House hammer out a plan, the lag time to prepare could be substantial.
Why does the U.S. lag behind our peers when it comes to educating our students?
There are delightful nooks and corners about this celebrated building in which lovers can lag behind.
Why should you lag behind the age in this fierce struggle for supremacy?
I had been tired for a long time and now I began to limp and lag.
After these early successes the Russian operations began to lag.
Neither anticipate your years, nor lag child-like behind them.
"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)