a day late and a dollar short

a day late and a dollar short

Too late to be of any benefit. Jake tried to repair his relationship with his girlfriend after forgetting her birthda, but she viewed his efforts as a day late and a dollar short.
See also: and, dollar, late, short

a day late and a dollar short

not enough to be useful The government's attempts at reform were a day late and a dollar short.
See also: and, dollar, late, short