late in the day

Far advanced; also, too far advanced. For example, It's late in the day to change the kitchen layout, since we've already ordered the cabinets, or It's a bit late in the day for apologizing. [Late 1700s]


Nearby words

  1. late bloomer,
  2. late charge,
  3. late greek,
  4. late hebrew,
  5. late in life,
  6. late latin,
  7. late rickets,
  8. late systole,
  9. late wood,
  10. late-blooming

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