day late and a dollar short

day late and a dollar short

late and ill-prepared. Tommy, you seem to show up a day late and a dollar short all the time. You need to get organized.
See also: and, dollar, late, short
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A Day Late and A Dollar Short by Terry McMillan Viking, January 2001, $25.
A Day Late and A Dollar Short is about many things, including the lasting and often disparate impact of a family on each of its members.