A day late and a dollar short - (USA) If something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too little, too late.
Better late than never - This idiom suggests that doing something late is better than not doing it at all.
Johnny-come-lately - A Johnny-come-lately is someone who has recently joined something or arrived somewhere, especially when they want to make changes that are not welcome.
Late bloomer - When someone does not obtain success with their interests, talents, or personality until later in their lives, we say they are a late bloomer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lat, slow, slack, AS. læt,; akin to OS. lat, D. laat, late, G. lass, weary, lazy, slack, Icel. latr, Sw. lat, Dan. lad, Goth. lats, and to E. let, (v.) See Let to permit, and cf. Alas Lassitude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. læt, slow; Dut. laat, Ice. latr, Ger. lass, weary; L. lassus, tired.
There's an old adage `Better late than never.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Another moment, and he would have been too late.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
This strange tactic of my late companion puzzled me at the time, but I afterwards learned that it was sound strategy on his part.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
We talked late last night.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
It was dedicated to the late Rev.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
One day lately, when the water was low, he offered to cross the weir at Dingleford.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
He does not write to Eugene, it is so late, and he has a curious disinclination.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
It's too late for us older men to do much.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
But it was too late; the eye was lost.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He did not arrive in Manchester until late that night, and then found that the last train for Brunford had left some time before he came.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
And said there is no use trying,
Oh! Chloe, you're too late;
But as I was rising sixty,
I had no time to wait.
"Learning To Read" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Late and alone, will hear the song he sings
Among the ashes as
His self-begotten beauty dying burns.
"The Phoenix" by Babette Deutsch
"O, friend of mine, who late," I said,
"Has left the streets of men,
Let all this quiet overhead
Bring back thine own again.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
And there they say if a man should wait
A twelvemonth and a day
That all his shipmates soon or late
Would surely pass that way.
"The Rendezvous" by Cicely Fox Smith
Because of thee, no thought, no thing,
Abides for me undesecrate:
Dark Angel, ever on the wing,
Who never reachest me too late!
"The Dark Angel" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
And every day all the long Summer,
At noontime and evening late,
The little one's watching for papa--
Waiting to open the gate.
"Opening The Gate For Papa" by Madge Morris Wagner
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The 2012 season finale for the Missouri State football Bears started slowly before a late rally made the score respectable late.
She was one of ten children born from the union of the late Alva Folk and the late Anna (Mominee) Folk .
I'm a little late getting these up but better late than never.
She was born on Tuesday, Aug 25, 1925, in Chilton County, daughter of the late James Fonzie Mullins and the late Ida Mae Caton Mullins.
The son of the late Charles A Gillespie Sr. And the late Ada Mae (Watson) Gillespie .
"The Late Late Show" Goes on as Lights Go Out .
"The Late Late Show" Goes on as Lights Go Out.
A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through late Thursday night.
On the Late Late Show With Tom Snyder, May 23.
High drama as Trampas Demers takes home the Late Model title in a thrilling late-race charge on Casella night at T-Road.
From the Magic Bus Bakery Cookbook by the late Melinda Nash, who operated her bakery from a converted bus at the entrance to Denali Park in the late 1980s.
As if we haven't been hearing from Kylie enough lately, she's taking over the US prime time and late night circuit this week to promote her latest album, The Abbey Road Sessions.
Aaron Steed appeared on late night's Chelsea Lately on the E Channel Tuesday evening.
Chef Mario Alberto, lately of Lazy Ox and Chimu, brings an inventiveness to this late-night haven that sometimes hits, sometimes doesn't.
Born Nov 15, 1950, he was the son of the late John William Lemon and the late Katherine I (McDonald) Lemon .
Late time Hamiltonian constraint for runs with different resolutions.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
Further global VLBI observations are scheduled to take place in late 2000, two years after the initial observations.
Global VLBI Observations of Compact Radio Sources in M82
An additional 25% have barred morphologies that are consistent with late-stage minor merger morphologies.
Imaging of a Complete Sample of IR-Excess PG QSOs
Also during the late stages of iteration, the visited microstates do not contribute to the estimate of the entropic function since the convergence factor f is very small; this means that a lot of information is generated but not used.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Interest in random-graph models has intensiﬁed lately and led to solution schemes beyond replica-symmetry [8–11].
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs