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 birthday, but she viewed his efforts as a day late and a dollar short. Unfortunately, your A on the final exam is a day late and a dollar short—you're still getting a C on your report card because you didn't hand in one homework assignment all semester. I needed you to publicly support me before the election! Now, it's a day late and a dollar short!
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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