Idiom:  late in the day


Idiom:  late in the day

  • happening almost too late
  • too late to do something

Example sentences

— It was late in the day but we got to the store just before it closed.

— It's a bit late in the day to apologize to your girlfriend to get her back—she's been dating someone else for a few weeks now.

— It's a bit late in the day to start the next chapter so let's practice the vocabulary we've just learned for the last 15 minutes of class.

— It's a bit late in the day, but yes, we can help you open a new checking account today.

— Once again, it was late in the day when I started writing my paper but I somehow managed to finish it before class started this morning.

— Don't you think it's late in the day for pancakes?

— I really want to go to happy hour before it's over but it's already late in the day and my boss still hasn't given me the report to copy for tomorrow's board meeting.

— I think it's late in the day to get any decent airfares but I'll do my best to make it to your party this weekend.

— It was late in the day when I received the wedding invitation so I'm sure my friend's mother forced her to invite me.

— Don’t you think it’s a little late in the day to tell your ex-girlfriend you want her back since she's getting married this weekend?

— Your mother and I have already decided to take your phone away—it’s late in the day for your excuses.


  • not a moment too soon

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