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day late and a dollar short

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day late and a dollar short

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Inadequate; overdue and lacking; too little too late: Yankee traders will be a day late and a dollar short: Visa cards are already welcome in Saigon/ Clinton's attempt to explain Whitewater is several days late and a dollar short/ ''Dante Jones is a day late and a dime short,'' Butkus said when the linebacker failed to cover Sterling Sharpe (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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