fashionably late


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fashionably late

Arriving after the arranged time to a meeting or event that does not require strict punctuality, especially so as to give the appearance of nonchalance or having been preoccupied by other social engagements. A: "John's party is starting in 20 minutes, so we'd better get moving soon!" B: "No one will even be there by then. Haven't you ever heard of being fashionably late?" Mary doesn't like to appear overeager when she goes to parties, so she always makes a point of being fashionably late.
See also: late
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But despite a massive entourage she turned up fashionably late - coming on stage after almost two hours.
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ack o t Sunderland right-back Gardner was not impressed as Kebe's decisive header arrived fashionably late, five minutes from time.
She's spotted waiting for the signal to change, preferring to arrive fashionably late than not at all.
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It whetted the appetite for the Bard of Salford himself, fashionably late on his impossibly thin pipe cleaner pins.
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